Revelation 21:21
Revelation 21, Page 25

Re-evaluation Translation
21:21  The twelve enlightening constellations were twelve wise principles: every principle one insight: and every broad place was pure, transparent instruction.

Bible, KJV Translation
21:21  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 21:21 (30 August 2008):   “The twelve gates were twelve pearls,” is simply stating that the twelve portals were light-bearing entries into great insight or great wisdom. Since the portals are the twelve signs of Zadok, the twelve familiar constellations which are associated with both the twelve commandments and the twelve tribes of Israel, the pearls of wisdom are the insights we gain from these associations. As we allow Yehuveh to instruct us, these portals and their association with Yehuveh’s foundational commandments will become a continual instruction to us in righteous virtue. Standing under the darkened sky looking at Sagittarius we will ponder Yehuveh’s instruction on avoiding all adulteration! Gates are discussed in notes on Revelation 21:12; pearls as words of great wisdom are discussed by Revelation 17:4.
“Every several gate was of one pearl,” simply amplifies the fact that each portal constellation correlates to one commandment and only one. This clarifies communication. When the correlation is certain in our minds, standing under the stars watching the position of the moon and planets among these constellations will speak specific messages to us. There can be no ambiguity.
“The street of the city was pure gold,” more correctly reads, “the broad places of this safe dwelling place for Yehuveh’s people were His pure instruction.” Generally the broad places of a city are places where many people meet and where they enjoy being, such as the open square in the center of a city or the parks. The gathering places for Yehuveh’s people, the places where they meet and relax and commune with each other are those places where His instruction is prominent! Think about it! This is indeed the significance of Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and Malachi 3:16: “These words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” “Then they that feared Yehuveh spake often one to another: and Yehuveh hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared Yehuveh, and that thought upon His name.” When we understand the value and perceive the profound breadth of Yehuveh’s instruction, we will discuss it among ourselves on all occasions when we meet to discuss our latest discoveries! Street is discussed by Revelation 11:8; gold, by Revelation 3:18.
“As it were transparent glass.” Yehuveh’s instructions will be understood with clarity and penetrating insight. Transparent is from diaphanes [G1307], meaning “transparent, translucent,” and is used only here in Revelation. James Strong associates diaphanes with phaino [G5316], which means “to bring forth into the light, cause to shine, shed light, be bright or resplendent; to become evident, to be brought forth into the light, come to view, appear.” Phaino is from phos [G5457: “light,” see notes on Revelation 18:23] and is discussed in detail by Revelation 21:23. Glass is discussed in notes on Revelation 21:18.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               30 August 2008
Latest Update:                     30 August 2008

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