Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Revelation 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 


Nu 2:2-32; Ezr 9:9; Ne 12:27; Ps 51:18; Ps 122:7; Isa 54:12; Isa 60:18; Eze 48:31-34; Mt 18:10; Lu 15:10; Lu 16:22; Ac 26:7; Heb 1:14; Re 7:4-8; Re 21:17-20; Re 21:21,25

NET © Notes

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

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

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.”

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

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

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