21:15 The angel 1 who spoke to me had a golden measuring rod with which to measure the city and its foundation stones and wall. 21:16 Now 2 the city is laid out as a square, 3 its length and width the same. He 4 measured the city with the measuring rod 5 at fourteen hundred miles 6 (its length and width and height are equal).
2 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the somewhat parenthetical nature of the description of the city.
4 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
6 tn Or “two thousand two hundred kilometers,” Grk “12,000 stades.” A stade was a measure of length about 607 ft (185 m).