The New Jerusalem is in the shape of a cube


 21:16  And the city lieth foursquare, and

            [1] the length is as large as the breadth: and

            [2] he measured the city with the reed,

                        [a.] twelve thousand furlongs [1500 miles].

            [3] The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal [the New Jerusalem is in the shape of a cube: 1500 miles in each direction—length, breadth and height.  One side of it is thus equivalent to the distance from San Francisco east to Kansas City; then north to the Hudson Bay in Canada; then west to the border of Canada and Alaska; and then south, back to San Francisco].


The walls of the city 

 21:17  And

            [1] he measured the wall thereof,

                        [a.] an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits [300 ft., at 25 in. per cubit],

                                    [11.] [according to] the measure of a man,

                                                [aa.] that is, of the angel [messenger].

 21:18  And

            [2] the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and

            [3] the city [was] pure gold [vs.21],

                        [a.] like unto clear glass.

 21:19  And

            [4] the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones.

                        [a.] The first foundation [was] jasper;

                        [b.] the second, sapphire;

                        [c.] the third, a chalcedony;

                        [d.] the fourth, an emerald;

 21:20             [f.] The fifth, sardonyx;

                        [g.] the sixth, sardius;

                        [h.] the seventh, chrysolyte;

                        [i.] the eighth, beryl;

                        [j.] the ninth, a topaz;

                        [k.] the tenth, a chrysoprasus;

                        [l.] the eleventh, a jacinth;

                        [m.] the twelfth, an amethyst.

 21:21  And

            [5] the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls:

                        [a.] every several gate was of one pearl: and

            [6] the street of the city [was] pure gold [vs. 18; Rev 4:6],

                        [a.] as it were transparent glass.


There is no temple in Heaven 

 21:22  And

            [1] I saw no temple therein:

                        [a.] for the Lord God Almighty and

                        [b.] the Lamb

                                    [11.] are the temple of it.

 21:23  And

            [2] the city had no need of

                        [a.] the sun, neither of

                        [b.] the moon, to shine in it:

                                    [11.] for the glory of God did lighten it, and

                                    [12.] the Lamb [is] the light thereof.


The throne of the universe 

 21:24  And

            [1] the nations of them which are saved

                        [a.] shall walk in the light of it: and

            [2] the kings of the earth do bring their

                        [a.] glory and

                        [b.] honour

                                    [11.] into it.

 21:25  And

            [3] the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:

                        [a.] for there shall be no night there.

 21:26  And

            [4] they shall bring

                        [a.] the glory and

                        [b.] [the] honour

                                    [11.]  of the nations into it.

 21:27  And

            [5] there shall in no wise enter into it

                        [a.] any thing that defileth, neither

                        [b.] [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or

                        [c.] [whatsoever] [maketh] a lie:

                        [c.] [whatsoever] [maketh] a lie:

                                    [11.] but they which are written

                                                [aa.] in the Lamb's book of life.


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