Revelation 21:14
New International Version
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

New Living Translation
The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

English Standard Version
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Berean Study Bible
The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Berean Literal Bible
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

King James Bible
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

New King James Version
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

New American Standard Bible
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

NASB 1995
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

NASB 1977
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Amplified Bible
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Christ).

Christian Standard Bible
The city wall had twelve foundations, and the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb were on the foundations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The city wall had 12 foundations, and the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles were on the foundations.

American Standard Version
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them, the twelve names of the Apostles of The Son.

Contemporary English Version
The city was built on twelve foundation stones. On each of the stones was written the name of one of the Lamb's twelve apostles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

English Revised Version
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Good News Translation
The city's wall was built on twelve foundation stones, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wall of the city had 12 foundations. The 12 names of the 12 apostles of the lamb were written on them.

International Standard Version
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb were written on them.

Literal Standard Version
and the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

NET Bible
The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

New Heart English Bible
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Weymouth New Testament
The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and engraved upon them were twelve names--the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

World English Bible
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

Young's Literal Translation
and the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The New Jerusalem
13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south, and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15The angel who spoke with me had a golden measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and walls.…

Cross References
Acts 1:26
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

Hebrews 11:10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Revelation 21:13
There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south, and three on the west.


Treasury of Scripture

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

foundations.

Revelation 21:19-21
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; …

Isaiah 54:11
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

Hebrews 11:10
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

and in.

Revelation 18:20
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

Matthew 10:2-4
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; …

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.









(14) And the wall of the city had . . .--Or, rather, And the wall of the city having twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. There were twelve large stones forming the basement of the wall, the names of the Apostles were inscribed on these. The whole Old and New Testament Church is represented in the appearance of the city; but the work of the Apostles receives its special recognition; it is on their teaching and witness for Christ that the great spiritual Jerusalem is built. There is complete harmony of thought here between St. Paul and St. John. St. Paul described the Church as built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner-stone (Ephesians 2:20). We may compare the same illustration used by our Lord (Matthew 16:18) and afterwards by St. Peter (1Peter 2:4-6). The argument that St. John could not be the writer of the Apocalypse because he speaks of the Apostles (and so includes himself) as the foundation-stones of the celestial city, might be applied with equal wisdom against the Pauline authorship of the Epistle to the Ephesians; it is, moreover, a class of argument which betrays a tendency to confusion of thought, and to misapprehension of the meaning and value of symbols. Historically and doctrinally the Church of Christ is built upon the foundations here described; our creeds declare an acknowledgment of a catholic and apostolic Church. Note the recurrence of the name, the Lamb, to describe our Lord. He is still the Lamb; the writer lingers over the well and early known image. (Comp. John 1:29; John 1:36.)

Verse 14. - And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; and on them twelve names, etc. (cf. Ephesians 2:20). The imagery is, of course, symbolical, and there can, therefore, be no question as to individual names of apostles, e.g. whether St. Matthias or St. Paul is the twelfth. Some writers have, without sufficient reason, brought forward this verse as indicating that the writer of the Apocalypse was not an apostle.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wall
τεῖχος (teichos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5038: A wall, especially of a city. Akin to the base of tikto; a wall.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

city
πόλεως (poleōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

had
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

twelve
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

foundations
θεμελίους (themelious)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2310: From a derivative of tithemi; something put down, i.e. A substruction.

[bearing]
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[the]
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

names
ὀνόματα (onomata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

twelve
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

apostles
ἀποστόλων (apostolōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lamb.
Ἀρνίου (Arniou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 721: (originally: a little lamb, but diminutive force was lost), a lamb. Diminutive from aren; a lambkin.


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