“The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.” Revelation 21:19-20

If you shine pure light through a slice of precious stone, either it will lose its colour or it will show all the colours of the rainbow. The stones of the new Jerusalem, with “the glory of God giving it light” (v.23), are the type that will display glorious colours. God is preparing a beautiful home for his people.

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