The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25
In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; 26
and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27
and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lambs book of life.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof: and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it.
And the nations shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it.
Darby Bible Translation
And the nations shall walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it.
English Revised Version
And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory into it.
Webster's Bible Translation
And the nations of them who are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
Weymouth New Testament
The nations will live their lives by its light; and the kings of the earth are to bring their glory into it.
World English Bible
The nations will walk in its light. The kings of the earth bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
Young's Literal Translation
and the nations of the saved in its light shall walk, and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it,
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