21:20 the fifth onyx, 1 the sixth carnelian, 2 the seventh chrysolite, 3 the eighth beryl, 4 the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, 5 the eleventh jacinth, 6 and the twelfth amethyst. 21:21 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The 7 main street 8 of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.
1 sn Onyx (also called sardonyx) is a semiprecious stone that comes in various colors (L&N 2.35).
2 sn Carnelian is a semiprecious gemstone, usually red in color (L&N 2.36).
3 sn Chrysolite refers to either quartz or topaz, golden yellow in color (L&N 2.37).
4 sn Beryl is a semiprecious stone, usually blue-green or green in color (L&N 2.38).
5 sn Chrysoprase is a greenish type of quartz (L&N 2.40).
6 sn Jacinth is a semiprecious stone, probably blue in color (also called “hyacinth,” but that translation is not used here because of possible confusion with the flower of the same name). See L&N 2.41.
7 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
8 tn The Greek word πλατεῖα (plateia) refers to a major (broad) street (L&N 1.103).