Revelation 21:13-17

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Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Introduction

As we saw in our last study, this city is, Lord willing, you and me, “the bride the Lamb’s wife”. We saw that as the bride and wife of the Lamb, we are secured by “a wall great and high”, which is “the doctrine of Christ” (2Jn 1:9).

Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Why would those who are “the bride the Lamb’s wife” have upon their twelve gates the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel? The reason God’s elect have the names of the twelve tribes is that they are “the Israel of God” (Gal 6:15-16) and are part of “the commonwealth of Israel”.

Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

God’s elect were “in time past Gentiles”. What are they now?

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Just how near does “the blood of Christ” make these Ephesians who were in time past “Gentiles in the flesh.” Are they near enough to be called “the holy Jerusalem, the bride the Lamb’s wife”? What do the scriptures teach?

Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; f or to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Both physical Jews and physical Gentiles are now both made one, because God is not saving mankind via a dual channel of a physical chosen people along with a spiritual chosen people. The way God is reconciling both Jews and Gentiles to Himself is “in one body by the cross” by “making of twain one new man”, not by making twain of twain.
What does this have to do with “the holy Jerusalem, the bride the Lamb’s wife” with “a wall great and high, and the twelve gates with the names of the twelve apostles”?

Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

It has everything to do with this city whose wall is “great and high”. That great high wall is constructed of the rejected doctrines of our Lord, and His Word. It is Christ’s doctrines which keep “that which is defiled” out of His body, which body is this holy Jerusalem. The doctrine that he is “making of twain one new man… that He might reconcile both Jews and Gentiles unto God in one body” is only one of those doctrines which make up the great and high wall of that holy Jerusalem, who is the bride the Lamb’s wife. The whole orthodox Christian world ridicules this doctrine, insisting instead that God has both a physical and a spiritual chosen people through whom He will reconcile a few of humanity. God on the other hand does not even consider physical descent as a factor in determining who is and who is not a Jew. This holy Jerusalem has no one in it who believes contrary to this Truth:

Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

This holy Jerusalem and its great high wall is made up only of those who are Jews inwardly, and whose circumcision is that of the heart in the spirit.
Add to that doctrine the doctrine of loving your enemies, turning the other cheek, wives submitting themselves to their husbands, as unto the Lord, women not teaching in the church, and following Christ’s example of refusing to keep the established traditions of His day, and the wall of the holy Jerusalem is indeed “great and high”.

Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So we now know what a great high wall does. It protects those who are within that wall.
What more does our Lord want us to know about this “great high wall” which protects the holy Jerusalem, the Lamb’s wife?

Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Remember that this holy Jerusalem is “the bride the Lamb”s wife”. There are three numbers with which we are dealing as we read of the description of ourselves as this holy Jerusalem. Those three numbers are three, four and twelve. We will be reminded of the spiritual significance of both the numbers three and four, but the number twelve dominates our thoughts as we read and hear the description of this great city. Let’s go back to verse 12 to demonstrate how many times the holy spirit repeats, for our benefit, the number twelve in this one verse:

Rev 21:12 And [ the Lamb’s wife] had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

The four sets of three gate on the four walls of this city are the twelve gates mentioned here in verse 12. So regardless of how you approach this city, there will be three gates through which all who come into her must pass. As we have demonstrated, the spiritual significance of this number three is the process of judgment which our Lord is working with mankind. It is demonstrated by the three judgment harvest seasons of ancient Israel. Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles and the last great day. These three harvests complete the ingathering of all people to our Lord.
Egypt was in “thick darkness” for three days, as Egypt was being judged. Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights as he was being judged for his disobedience. Saul of Tarsus was blind for three days while he was being judged for persecuting the disciples of Jesus. Of course we continue being judged, but the number three always reminds us of the process of being judged. This “revelation of Jesus Christ” comes to us in three stages, called ‘seven seals’, ‘seven trumpets’, and ‘the seven last plagues of the wrath of God’.
The fact that the city is four square reveals to us that this city will, in time, encompass the whole of God’s elect. Four is the number that speaks of “the four quarters of the earth, the four winds of heaven and the four beasts around the throne of God. Each case speaks of the whole of each.
But the number which is stamped upon every part of this city, and which is mentioned most in relationship to the holy Jerusalem as the wife of the Lamb, is the number twelve.

Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Now let’s place verse 12 beside this 14th verse, and see just how prominent is this number twelve as it relates to “the Lamb’s Wife”.

Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

So now besides the twelve gates, the twelve angels, and the twelve tribes of the children of Israel, here in this 14th verse we are told that we, as this holy Jerusalem, the wife of the Lamb, have twelve foundations named after the twelve tribes of Israel. But that is just the beginning of the application of this number twelve to us as this city.

Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

You and I, “the Lamb’s wife”, are measured with “a golden reed”. The holy Jerusalem as the wife of the Lamb must measure up to the exact measurements required of her. Here is this same statement as it is presented to us in the Old Testament. Here is how careful God is in the construction of this city where he dwells.

Exo 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Exo 25:9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
Exo 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
Exo 25:38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
Exo 25:39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
Exo 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

“The pattern which was shown you in the mount” is a type of our pattern, Christ. He is our city, our wall, our going out and our coming in. He is “the pattern shown us in the mount”. He is both the golden reed and the pattern by which we are all measured.
Here is how Christ explains all of this to Ezekiel:

Eze 43:10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
Eze 43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
Eze 43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

“If they be ashamed of all that they have done” means they will not be shown “the form or the house” if they are not ashamed of all they have done. Those who are seeking to make the word of God conform to the way they want to live will not be given to see “the forms thereof and the laws thereof”. Here is how Ezekiel is made to express this:

Eze 43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.

“Their thresholds” and “their posts” are not God’s thresholds and posts, and it is this enmity which forms the wall great and high, between the world and the Lamb’s wife, the holy Jerusalem.

Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

We are told this city is “foursquare”, and again we are given the number twelve and its multiples as the dimensions of the Lamb’s wife. We will discuss the spiritual meaning of the word “foursquare”, but first let us discuss why it is that the number twelve and multiples of twelve, are stamped all over the Lamb’s wife.

Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel

That the angel showing this all to John is a man who is the symbol of John’s brothers in Christ and is John’s fellow servant who is keeping the sayings of this book, is made clear by telling us “the measure of a man, that is the angel”.
Since all four sides of this city are referred to as a single wall, we will do well to understand the measurements of “the length [ and] the breadth” in the same singular way. In other words, twelve thousand furlongs is the measure around the city. Since a furlong is one eighth of a mile, this gives us a city 375 miles on each of its four sides or 1500 miles going around the city. The fact that we are told that “the length and the breath and the height of it are equal, while at the same time telling us that the walls are 144 cubits, tells us that the size of the city is not even the point because this is not a city at all, it is rather “the bride, the Lamb’s wife”.
The shortest cubit to be considered Isa 18 inches. 144 cubits amounts to 216 ft high. That is the height of the walls of the city which symbolizes the Lamb’s wife. but it is not given to us in feet. I mention this only to demonstrate the absurdity of taking any of this literally. To say that the city Isa 3,000 furlongs, or 375 miles square, and then in the very next verse tell us “The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal”, being 375 miles each, seems to be asking us to believe that the wall of the city Isa 144 cubits, or 216 feet high, but the city itself Isa 375 miles high. How is it possible to have a city which Isa 375 miles high, with a wall which is only 216 feet high?
This may seem to be absurd or even, for some, to be contradictory, Nevertheless this is no different than telling us that “the lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed to open the seals”, and then when you look to see who is opening the seals you see “a Lamb, as it it been slain…” Well, which is it? Are the seals opened by a lamb or a lion?

Rev 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

Is it a lion or a lamb? It is both, because both symbolize our Lord. The form used to symbolize our Lord is not even the point. So let’s not ask, is the city 144 cubits high, or is it 12,000 furlongs high? It is both, the wall is “144 cubits, great and high”, and the city is a high as it is long and broad; 12,000 furlongs.
It is the spiritual significance of the number twelve that is being emphasized in describing to us the Lamb’s wife. What is that meaning? Let’s look at a few Biblical uses of this number twelve.

Gen 17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Gen 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
Luk 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

Here we have the three foundations on which the Lord works with men. First as Gentile Ishmaelites, who are Abraham’s seed, then as the physical descendants of Israel, and then as the spiritual wife of the Lamb, the twelve tribe of spiritual Israel, the holy Jerusalem whose foundations have written upon them the names of the twelve apostles. In every case it is the number twelve which is used to tells us we are dealing with a foundational precept. The foundation of the enemies of physical Israel, the foundation of the enemies of spiritual Israel, and the foundation of spiritual Israel.
Now let’s see what is said of Sarah, when, in her old age, she brought forth a manchild.

Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive [ Greek – katabole, foundation] seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Here we are being told that Sarah, the wife Abraham, the wife of him who was to be the father of a seed whose numbers would be as the sand of the sea shore and as the stars of the heavens, was given to have a foundational seed. Abraham is the type and the shadow of our Lord, the true “father of the faithful”. What was this seed that Sarah was laying down? That is revealed in the previous verse:

Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

So Abraham is a type of Christ, the true father of the faithful.

Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Gal 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Gal 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

How are we to be counted as “the children of Abraham”? Here is the only way that is possible:

Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

This holy Jerusalem is those who are Christ’s. These are those who are the wife of Christ. They are “the Lamb’s wife”. Sarah was to be the type of this bride of Christ. Sarah was to bring forth “a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God”. Sarah was the type and shadow of Christ’s wife, His church, which is the foundation for the salvation of all mankind.

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us- ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

It is the church, which is His body”, which is the fullness of Christ who fills His Father who will, in His time be all in all. But this will be done “through the church”.

Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Eph 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the myster y, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

If we are Christ’s, we are this “city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God”, and it is through those who are this city, the wife of the Lamb”, who will bring forth the “children of Abraham”, and who will “make all men to see what is the fellowship of this mystery. It is Christ’s wife who will bring forth children whose numbers will be “as the sand of the sea shore and as the stars of heaven”.

Gen 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Our heavenly Father sent Christ to be our foundation, and through that foundation to save all men:

Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

That is what Christ is doing with His wife, this holy Jerusalem, the Lamb’s wife.

Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

That is the significance of the number twelve being stamped all over the Lamb’s wife. She, in Him, is a city which has foundations…” In Christ and with Christ, she is that “city which has foundations” upon which and through which “all men will be made to see what is the fellowship of this mystery… which is Christ in you the hope of glory”.

1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

It is “through the church, through this “wife of the Lamb”, that Christ will accomplish the salvation of all men. It is the greatest calling that can be given to mankind, but it requires a wall great and high to be part of this city stamped with the number twelve.
Now what is the spiritual significance of the Lamb’s wife being “foursquare”. That is certainly not what any natural man is looking for in a bride.

Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Where else in scripture do we see this word ‘foursquare’? The brazen altar, the breastplate of judgment and the golden altar of incense were “foursquare”.

Exo 27:1 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
Exo 28:15 And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
Exo 28:16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
Exo 30:1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
Exo 30:2 A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
Exo 30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.

What are these altars? The brazen altar is where we place our hands on the head of the sacrifice and identify completely with our sacrifice.

Exo 29:10 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.

Those who know Christ, know that we are “crucified [ together] with Him”,

Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

So the altar in scripture is the cross of Christ, where we lay down our life with Christ. But we are a living sacrifice. Ours is a calling to live in the service to our Lord and His work in us, even as we die daily to our old man, being crucified daily with our Lord, upon the altar of His cross.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

That is the spiritual significance of being “foursquare”. If we are “conformed to this world” and we are taken in by the philosophies of this world and the traditions of men, we are not spiritually “foursquare” and will not be in that city whose walls are “great and high”.

Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments [ same Greek word translated ‘elements’ in Gal 4] of the world, and not after Christ.

What is it that most likely will keep us from “walking in Christ”? What most often keeps us from being “rooted and built up in Christ”? It is nothing less than our desire to “be conformed to this world… through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ, and the example He left for us to follow in His steps”.

1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

So if we follow Christ’s steps, we will “walk in Him, be rooted and grounded in Him”, and we will not be spoiled through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, which are the rudiments of the world, which are not after Christ”. What are these “rudiments of the world”?
What is it which so concerned both the apostles Paul and Peter as keeping God’s flock from being willing to be a living sacrifice on a foursquare altar? This is too important a matter to be guessing. Those “rudiments of the world” are defined for us in Gal 4, where the exact same Greek word is translated as “elements of the world” which Peter says are used to “spoil us through philosophy and vain deceit”.
Here are at least some of these “elements of the world”:

Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements [ Greek – stoicheion, same word translated ‘rudiments’ in Col 2:28] whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

What is the example Christ left us regarding this subject? What are His footsteps concerning the traditions of His day?

Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

The golden altar of incense is where the prayers of the saints are offered up while burning frankincense. The prayers of God’s elect are always prayed only asking “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” It too, was “foursquare” for that very reason. Those who are given to come to that altar are seeking only the will of our heavenly Father.
The same is true of “the breast plate of judgment. It too, was “foursquare” for the very reason that the high priest wanted only to know what is the Lord’s will concerning any inquiry made of the Lord.

So the Lamb’s wife is said to be “foursquare” because she wants only to please her husband, the Lamb – Christ.
Next week if the Lord wills we will see what “hidden wisdom” is to be found in these verses:

Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

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