Ephesians 2:20

“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And are built vpon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Iesus Christ himselfe being the chiefe corner stone,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner {stone,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Resting on the base of the Apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief keystone,
- Basic English Bible

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone,
- Darby Bible

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone;
- Webster's Bible

You are a building which has been reared on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus Himself,
- Weymouth Bible

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;
- World English Bible

aboue bildid on the foundement of apostlis and of profetis, vpon that hiyeste corner stoon, Crist Jhesu;
- Wycliffe Bible

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being chief corner-[stone],
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:20


2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets - As the foundation sustains the building, so the word of God, declared by the apostles and prophets, sustains the faith of all believers. God laid the foundation by them; but Christ himself is the chief corner - stone of the foundation. Elsewhere he is termed the foundation itself, #1Cor 3:11|.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:20


Eph 2:20 Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. They have been built into the temple of the Lord. The word of God, declared by apostles and prophets, is the foundation of their faith, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]. The corner-stone was a stone of double size at the corner, which became a part of both walls and joined them together. So he had joined the Jews and Gentiles in the building. He is the foundation-stone on which the building rests, and the stone of union. Compare Isa 28:16 Mt 21:42 Ac 4:11 1Pe 2:7.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Jason Campbell
    Grace continues to be the theme and a advent point of conconclusion throughout the chapter, making it clear that God has given us everything we need, through his son's death, for our sins!!
  • Nuitah t. womgbah
    How greatful I am that I am brought to salvation through Christ Jesus through his willing sacrifice.
  • Martha Williams
    I praise God for his loving kindness that brought salvation to his chosen ones. Truly those who have been born-again are the children of obedience. By the fruit of the Spirit and love for one another we are the salt and lights of the world. Walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Praise be to God and glory to his name for how he is perfecting his saints that he may be glorified.
  • Renee Allen
    Yes lets praise Him GOD is all powerful and the head of everything. Thank you Jesus for shedding your blood and becoming the last sacrifice ever need to forgive us our sins. We are all made to serve Him. Hallelujah thank you Lord, I love you forever and I just want to serve you to the best of my ability. Id its not right then Lord please fix me, shape, mold me, and help me to be who you made me.
  • WAYNE CLYBURN
    In Christ Alone is where we find all that we need he is such a wonderful God and amazing God he's an awesome God to God be the glory let us buildup His Nation through his spirit that lives in US to serve others as God loves us let the greatest Among Us be our leader. To God be the glory prayers to each and everyone of you all love you through Christ Jesus amen
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that Christ did away with the Mosaic Law.

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