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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Revelation 21: in the King James (KJV) and Alternate (from the Greek) Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) Versions




Revelation 21

 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.       (KJV) 
         (1)    And behold, look and see; I saw a new 
                  [as just having now come into a first existence, totally perfect and uncorrupted,
                   free of defect in every way, as well as not shrunk or shriveled to a smaller size]
                  Heaven and a new 
                  [as just having now come into a first existence, totally perfect and uncorrupted,
                   free of defect in every way, as well as not shrunk or shriveled to a smaller size]
                  because / for  the First Heaven and the First Earth 
                  passed away / dissolved,
                  and the Sea certainly not is yet / still 
                  [and the Sea certainly not any longer exists].     (AWPR)

 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.      (KJV)
          (2)    And I, John,  beheld - looked (upon) and saw the City, 
                   the Holy New Jerusalem,
                   coming down - descending down from GOD out of Heaven,
                   having been made ready / prepared
                   as a newly married bride having been set in order, adorned and garnished
                   for the husband of her.       (AWPR)
 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.      (KJV)
          (3) And I attentively heard a great - large voice from out of Heaven,
                laying down definite words - speaking / saying,
                     'Behold, the Tabernacle - Tent - Booth of GOD 
                     (is) with (and) amongst men!'
                And he will Encamp - Tabernacle - Tent - Booth -Dwell 
                with (and) amongst them,
                and they will be (the) nation of a common society and peoples to Him;
                and GOD Himself 
                will be with (and) amongst them (the) GOD of them / as their GOD.
 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.   (KJV) 
          (4)   And GOD will smear out - rub out -  blot out - wipe out / wipe away
                  every (weeping) tear from the (gazing) eyes of them,
                  and the Death will certainly not shall be any longer,
                  because the First / Foremost (things) went away - withdrew - departed.

 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.     (KJV)
         (5)   And said the (One) sitting down upon the Throne,
                      ' Behold, I make - cause and bring about - form -  produce
                       all things new.'
                       [New - as just having now come into a first existence, 
                        totally perfect and uncorrupted,
                        free of defect in every way,
                        as well as not shrunk or shriveled to a smaller size]
                And He says to me, laying down definite words - speaking - saying,
                       'Inscribe and Write, for / because these words are 
                        (the) True (reality) and
                        Worthy of Belief - Faithful - Trustworthy.'       (AWPR)          
 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.     (KJV)
          (6)    And He said to me,
                         'It is done / It is held / It is taken place:
                          I Am;
                          The Alpha and the Omega;
                          The Beginning - The First Cause  [/ The Origin]
                          and the End / the Ending / the End Destination 
                          [the Completion / the Final Purpose].

                          I, to (the one / those) dry / thirsting,
                          will give / bestow upon / deliver over 
                          out from / out of the well-spring Fountain 
                          of the water of Life   freely / as a free gift.       (AWPR)

 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
          (7)   The (one) overcoming - prevailing - conquering - subduing
                  will be an heir to /  will inherit
                  all things;
                  and I will be to him, GOD;
                  and he will be to Me, the Son.      (AWPR)

 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.      (KJV)
          (8)    Then / But to the fearing / cowardly / fearful
                   and  unbelieving / unable to trust - unable to have faith,
                   and the detestably foul smelling - stinking / abominable,
                   and murderers / unjust man-killers,
                   and fornicators / those having sexual relations outside
                   the marriage spouse relationship,
                   and  Sorcerers / those who administer drugs
                    [upon others or themselves, apparently with the intent of  
                     creating altered states, not just highs;  or to conjure up demons 
                     or magic / special powers --
                                          e.g, cf. Septuagint Greek of Isaiah 47:9,12]

                   and servants / worshipers of idolatry,
                   and all false (ones) / all liars - lying (ones) / all who
                   cheat - defraud - falsify -deceive,
                   the side / part of them
                   in the pouring Lake  burning / consuming with fire and brimstone - sulfur:
                   which is the Second Death.         (AWPR)              
 9And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.     (KJV)
          (9)   And came toward to and up alongside of me one of the 7 Angels,
                  the (one) / he   having - holding - possessing the
                  7  (wide-mouthed) pans - basins - bowls - vials  stuffed full / filled  full
                  of the 7  last / final strokes - blows - plagues / calamities;
                  and talked / spoke at random with [in the midst of - in the presence of] me,
                  laying down definite words - speaking / saying,
                       'Come / Come (over) here to this place,
                        I will cause you to see /  I will show you / I will
                        exhibit for your view and inspection
                        the newly married bride of the Lamb, the [young adult] wife.'

 10And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,       (KJV)
          (10)   And he bore up and carried me away in Spirit
                    onto / upon a great - huge and [very] high - lofty mountain,
                    and caused me to see / showed me / 
                    exhibited and displayed for my view and inspection
                    the City, the Great,
                    the Set Apart - Consecrated - Holy  Jerusalem,
                    descending down / coming down out of Heaven from GOD;

 11Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;      (KJV)
          (11)   Having - Holding - Possessing the [shining] Glory /
                    Having - Holding - Possessing the thoughtful recognition
                    and honor (shining in  the light - splendor - perfection)   of GOD.

                     And the window [viewing] / light (and and its) radiance of it
                     (was) just like / equal to / the same in appearance as
                      a desired - esteemed - highly valued - precious stone,
                      as a Jasper stone,   being as made of [clear]  ice / crystal;
 12And 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:      (KJV)
          (12)   And having - possessing a great - huge and
                   [very] high - lofty - [very] elevated wall, 
                   having - possessing 12 gates - gateways -  [arched] portals,
                   and upon / over  the gates - gateways -  [arched] portals,
                   12 Angels and names having been written - engraved - inscribed,
                   the which  is / are  of the 12 lineage tribes of the sons of Israel.

 13On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.     (KJV)
          (13)  From (the) Rising / (the) East,  3 gates - gateways -  [arched] portals;
                   from (the) North, 3  gates - gateways -  [arched] portals;
                   from (the) South,  3   gates - gateways -  [arched] portals;
                   from (the) Sinking / Setting / (the) West, 
                    3  gates - gateways -  [arched] portals.

 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.       (KJV)
          (14)  And the wall of the City,
                   having - possessing 12 laid down Foundations / Foundation Stones;
                  and in them,  names of the 12 Apostles / Sent Ones of the Lamb.

 15And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.      (KJV)
          (15)   And he speaking at random with me had - held - possessed a
                    (measuring) reed made of gold, in order that he may measure the City,
                    and the gates - gateways -  [arched] portals of it, and the wall of it.

 16And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.    (KJV)
          (16)  And the City lays down and is set / placed
                   as 4 Angled / 4 Cornered / 4 Squared;
                   and the length of it,  it is so much - as much - as long
                   as much as - as great as also the width.

                   And he measured the City with the (measuring) reed
                   upon / at 12,000 Stadia.
                   The length and the broadness - width - breadth 
                   and the height / elevation of it are equal.       (AWPR) 

 17And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.      (KJV)
          (17)  And he measured the wall of it 144 cubits (according to) a measure of a man; 
                   that is, of an angel.    (AWPR)  

 18And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
          (18)  And    the building-in / the structure    of the wall of it was jasper;
                   and the City,    pure - clean / clear   gold,
                   like - of the same kind as   glass,  pure - clean / clear.       (AWPR)

 19And 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;     (KJV)
          (19)  And the laid down Foundations / Foundation Stones  of the wall of the City
                  was set in order / adorned - decorated,
                  with every stone (being) esteemed - highly valued - desirable - precious.

                  The first / foremost foundation was [purple or green] jasper;
                   the second,  [blue]  sapphire;
                   the third,  [copper]  chalcedony;
                   the fourth, [green]  emerald;

 20The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.     (KJV)
          (20)  The fifth,  [milky white with shades or stripes of crimson red]  sardonyx;
                   the sixth,   [blood red / crimson]  sardius;
                   the seventh,   [golden]  chrysolyte;
                   the eighth,    [sea-green]  beryl;
                   the ninth,    [greenish-yellow gold]  topaz;
                   the tenth,    [grass-green]  chrysoprasus;
                   the eleventh,    [likely reddish blue rather than deep purple]  hyacinth;
                   the twelfth,    [violet / deep purple]  amethyst.  

 21And 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.     (KJV) 
          (21)  And the 12 gates - gateways - [arched] portals,
                   12 Pearls:
                    to each,  separately / each   one  of the gates - gateways - [arched] portals
                    was of one Pearl.

                    And the Plateia / the broad way of the City was gold,
                    pure - clean /clear as glass,
                    shining through / [fully] transparent.       (AWPR) 

 22And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
           (22)  And a Sanctuary - Temple certainly not I beheld, looked upon or saw in it;
                    for the LORD GOD, the Almighty - Omnipotent - All Powerful - Ruler over all,
                    He is (the) Sanctuary - Temple of it, also / even the Lamb.     (AWPR)

 23And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.     (KJV)
          (23)  And the City certainly not  has - holds - possesses 
                   debt - necessity - want - need  of the sun;
                   certainly not   then / nor    of the moon (in its brightness),
                   in order that they might illuminate / shine forth / give light   in it,
                   for / because the glory - splendor of GOD 
                   shined forth / gave light / illuminated it,
                   and the lantern - portable lamp / light  of   it / thereof  (is)  the Lamb.

 24And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.      (KJV)
          (24)  And the ethnicities / nations  of those  
                   safely / delivered / preserved from the loss - death - destruction 
                   will  walk and pass their lives
                   in the light / (splendor - glory)  of it;
                   and the kings of the Earth bear up, carry and bring
                   the glory - splendor and the payment of honor - dignity - respect 
                   of them into it.        (AWPR) 

 25And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.     (KJV)
          (25)   And the gates - gateways - [arched] portals of it
                   certainly not at all may be closed - closed / shut   by day / daylight
                   -- for / because  night certainly not will be there --

 26And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.     (KJV)
           (26)   And they will bear up, carry and bring the glory - splendor 
                     and the payment of honor - dignity - respect 
                     of the ethnicities / nations   into it.          (AWPR)

 27And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.    (KJV)
          (27)  And certainly not at all
                   shall / may  enter / come into it
                   all profaning  / all making common - defiled - polluted,
                   and making - forming - producing - bring about - causing
                   that which is detestable - foul smelling - stinking / abomination
                   and a falsehood / a lie,
                   except perhaps those 
                   having been written - engraved - inscribed
                   in the Scroll - Book of Life of the Lamb / in the Lamb's Book of Life.

 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy

My Commentary:

Jerusalem divided in its Three Essential Word Roots in the Hebrew can be translated to mean: "YH's Shout / Proclamation of Peace".  It is not a translation most are familiar with, but it is clearly and plainly there. 

In verses 15 to 16, we see that the New Jerusalem is 12,000 furlongs or stadia.  At a distance of 607 feet, although it could vary slightly longer to as much as 630 feet, at 607 feet to one stadia, the distance of 12,000 stadia is about 1,606.9 miles or about 2674 kilometers.

The Height of New Jerusalem is therefore as a cube 1,606.9 miles high, wide, and deep.   To put this in contrast, the  Earth's moon has a diameter of about 2,160 miles and orbits the Earth generally from a distance of 221,600 to 252,950 miles.

In verse 12, the Greek places the Angel of the gate, or of each Gate,  as upon or over the Gate entrance or portal.  I assume this will be a slightly jutting platform of some type, just far enough out for one angel to stand upon and watch over the Gate and all those who enter. 

In Deuteronomy 16:18-20, the Gate area was a place for judging by the elders of the Land as the lower court, or first tier of the ancient judicial system.  Since the Bible is GOD's Word,  and since Paul talked about humans judging angels (1 Corinthians 6:1-3), perhaps in such a context; if that context is accurately perceived and not mistaken on my part, then it seems to me that we  will likely see two seats after the pattern of the Father and the Lamb somewhere in the 216 feet depth of the Gate - Gateway - [arched] portal of Pearl, or just barely past it (still at the Gate) and barely within the wall at the very Gate inside the City.

Of interest to me, and perhaps to you, will be that as you pass inside the   Gate - Gateway - [arched] portal of Pearl, it seems to me that based on various passages of Scripture (e.g. Nehemiah 11:19, 1 Chronicles 9:19-33, et al.) there will be choirs of singers (perhaps a mixture of Cherubim, angels and humans...I don't know) that will sing without ceasing off to either one side or perhaps both sides of the entrance ways, so that the Psalms might be fulfilled:

Psalm 100
             King James Version (KJV)

 1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
 2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
 3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
 5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

 Psalm 118   (KJV)
19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
 20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

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