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Revelation 21:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like clear glass.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the building of its wall [was] jasper; and the city pure gold, like pure glass:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the structure of the wall thereof, was jasper, and, the city, was pure gold, like unto pure glass.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the building of its wall was jasper, and the city [is] pure gold—like to pure glass;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper stone: but the city itself pure gold like to clear glass.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the building of the wall of it was of Iasper, and the city was pure gold, like vnto cleare glasse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the structure of the wall of it is (of) jaspis, and the city is of pure gold, like pure brightness.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the structure of its wall [was of] jasper; and the city was of pure gold, like pure glass.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
building 1739
{1739} Prime
ἐνδόμησις
endomesis
{en-dom'-ay-sis}
From a compound of G1722 and a derivative of the base of G1218; a housing in (residence), that is, structure.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wall 5038
{5038} Prime
τεῖχος
teichos
{ti'-khos}
Akin to the base of G5088; a wall (as formative of a house).
of it 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
[of] jasper: 2393
{2393} Prime
ἰάσπις
iaspis
{ee'-as-pis}
Probably of foreign origin (see [H3471]); 'jasper', a gem.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
city 4172
{4172} Prime
πόλις
polis
{pol'-is}
Probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly with walls, of greater or less size).
[was] pure 2513
{2513} Prime
καθαρός
katharos
{kath-ar-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; clean (literally or figuratively).
gold, 5553
{5553} Prime
χρυσίον
chrusion
{khroo-see'-on}
Diminutive of G5557; a golden article, that is, gold plating, ornament, or coin.
like y3664
[3664] Standard
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
unto x3664
(3664) Complement
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
clear 2513
{2513} Prime
καθαρός
katharos
{kath-ar-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; clean (literally or figuratively).
glass. 5194
{5194} Prime
ὕαλος
hualos
{hoo'-al-os}
Perhaps from the same as G5205 (as being transparent like rain); glass.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 21:18

_ _ the building — “the structure” [Tregelles], Greek,endomeesis.”

_ _ gold, like ... clear glass — Ideal gold, transparent as no gold here is [Alford]. Excellencies will be combined in the heavenly city which now seem incompatible.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 21:9-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 21:18

And the building of the wall was jasper — That is, the wall was built of jasper. And the city — The houses, was of pure gold.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Revelation 21:18

(15) And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.

(15) The matter most precious and glittering, which the presence of God makes most glorious.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
was of:

Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Revelation 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;

like:

Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Revelation 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.
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