REVELATION 21:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 21:16 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
city πόλις A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
lieth κεῖται To lie outstretched (literally or figuratively) lieth
foursquare, τετράγωνος Four-cornered, i.e., square foursquare
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
length μῆκος Length (literally or figuratively) length length
is ἐστίν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
as large τοσοῦτόν Apparently from G3588 and G3739) and G3778 (including its variations); so vast as this, i.e., such (in quantity, amount, number of space) large
as ὅσον As (much, great, long, etc.) as as
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
breadth: πλάτος Width breadth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he measured ἐμέτρησεν To measure (i.e., ascertain in size by a fixed standard); by implication, to admeasure (i.e., allot by rule) measured
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
city πόλιν A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
with the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) with the
reed, καλάμῳ A reed (the plant or its stem, or that of a similar plant); by implication, a pen reed
twelve δώδεκα Two and ten, i.e., a dozen twelve
thousand χιλιάδων One thousand ("chiliad") thousand
furlongs. σταδίων A stade or certain measure of distance; by implication, a stadium or race-course furlongs
The τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
length μῆκος Length (literally or figuratively) length length
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
breadth πλάτος Width breadth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
height ὕψος Elevation, i.e., (abstractly) altitude, (specially), the sky, or (figuratively) dignity height
of it αὐτῆς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons of it
are ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are are
equal. ἴσα Similar (in amount and kind) equal

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.




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