Revelation 21:11
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English Standard Version
having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

King James Bible
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

American Standard Version
having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having the glory of God, and the light thereof was like to a precious stone, as to the jasper stone, even as crystal.

English Revised Version
having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:

Webster's Bible Translation
Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal;

Weymouth New Testament
and bringing with it the glory of God. It shone with a radiance like that of a very precious stone--such as a jasper, bright and transparent.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Glory of God

Not merely divine brightness, but the presence of the God of glory Himself. Compare Exodus 40:34.

Light (φωστὴρ)

Strictly, luminary; that with which the city is illumined, the heavenly Lamb. See Revelation 21:23. The word occurs only here and Philippians 2:15.

Jasper

See on Revelation 4:3.

Clear as crystal (κρυσταλλίζοντι)

Lit., shining like crystal.

Revelation 21:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the glory.

Revelation 21:22,23 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day...

Isaiah 60:1,2,19,20 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

her.

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...

Ezekiel 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone...

Ezekiel 28:13,14,16 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl...

clear.

Revelation 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like to clear glass.

Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like to crystal: and in the middle of the throne, and round about the throne...

Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Job 28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

Ezekiel 1:22 And the likeness of the firmament on the heads of the living creature was as the color of the terrible crystal...

Cross References
Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Ezekiel 43:2
And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory.

Revelation 4:3
And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.

Revelation 4:6
and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:

Revelation 15:8
and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

Revelation 21:18
The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

Revelation 21:19
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,

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