It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.
In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;
“ The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance.
For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.
By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
“May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces.”
“Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones.
“ Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by Jews.
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements.