Revelation 21:12
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English Standard Version
It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—

King James Bible
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:

American Standard Version
having a wall great and high; having 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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and in the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
having a wall great and high; having 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

Weymouth New Testament
It has a wall, massive and high, with twelve large gates, and in charge of the gates were twelve angels. And overhead, above the gates, names were inscribed which are those of the twelve tribes of the descendants of Israel.

Revelation 21:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

And had (ἔχουσάν τε)

Rev., more simply and literally, having.

Gates (πυλῶνας)

Properly large gates. See on Luke 16:20; see on Acts 12:13. Compare Ezekiel 48:30 sqq.

Revelation 21:12 Parallel Commentaries

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a wall.

Revelation 21:17-20 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...

Ezra 9:9 For we were slaves; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia...

Nehemiah 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem...

Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 122:7 Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.

twelve gates.

Revelation 21:21,25 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold...

Isaiah 54:12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.

Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation...

Ezekiel 48:31-34 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben...

twelve angels.

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you...

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

and names.

Revelation 7:4-8 And I heard the number of them which were sealed...

Numbers 2:2-32 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house...

Acts 26:7 To which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa...

Cross References
Exodus 28:21
There shall be twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They shall be like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

Ezekiel 48:31
three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel.

Revelation 21:13
on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.

Revelation 21:15
And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.

Revelation 21:21
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

Revelation 21:25
and its gates will never be shut by day--and there will be no night there.

Revelation 22:14
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

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