New International Version
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls.
King James Bible
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that spoke with me had a golden reed [as] a measure, that he might measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
World English Bible
He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.
Young's Literal Translation
And he who is speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Had a golden reed - Several excellent MSS. add μετρον, a measure; he had a measuring rod made of gold. This account of measuring the city seems to be copied, with variations, from Ezekiel 40:3, etc.
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He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.
I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is."
I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers.
It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
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