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Revelation 21:12

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21:12 It has 1  a massive, high wall 2  with twelve gates, 3  with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel 4  are written on the gates. 5 

1 tn Grk “jasper, having.” Here a new sentence was started in the translation.

2 tn Grk “a (city) wall great and high.”

3 tn On this term BDAG 897 s.v. πυλών 1 states, “gate, esp. of the large, impressive gateways at the entrance of temples and palaces…of the entrances of the heavenly Jerusalem…οἱ πυλῶνες αὐτῆς οὐ μὴ κλεισθῶσιν its entrances shall never be shut Rv 21:25; cp. vss. 12ab, 13abcd, 15, 21ab; 22:14.”

4 tn Grk “of the sons of Israel.” The translation “nation of Israel” is given in L&N 11.58.

5 tn Grk “on them”; the referent (the gates) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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