21:10 So 1 he took me away in the Spirit 2 to a huge, majestic mountain 3 and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
21:21 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The 4 main street 5 of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the implied result of the angel’s invitation.
2 tn Or “in the spirit.” “Spirit” could refer either to the Holy Spirit or the human spirit, but in either case John was in “a state of spiritual exaltation best described as a trance” (R. H. Mounce, Revelation [NICNT], 75).
3 tn Grk “to a mountain great and high.”
4 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
5 tn The Greek word πλατεῖα (plateia) refers to a major (broad) street (L&N 1.103).