Matthew 19:28

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto them, Uerily I say vnto you, that ye which haue followed me, in the regeneration when the Sonne of man shal sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shal sit vpon twelue thrones, iudging the twelue tribes of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that in the time when all things are made new, and the Son of man is seated in his glory, you who have come after me will be seated on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That *ye* who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit down upon his throne of glory, *ye* also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, that ye who have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly tell you, replied Jesus, "that in the New Creation, when the Son of Man has taken His seat on His glorious throne, all of you who have followed me shall also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- World English Bible

Jhesus seide to hem, Truli I seie to you, that ye that han forsake alle thingis, and han sued me, in the regeneracioun whanne mannus sone schal sitte in the sete of his maieste, ye schulen sitte on twelue setis, demynge the twelue kynredis of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to them, `Verily I say to you, that ye who did follow me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit upon a throne of his glory, shall sit -- ye also -- upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:28


19:28 In the renovation - In the final renovation of all things: Ye shall sit - In the beginning of the judgment they shall stand, #2Cor 5:10|. Then being absolved, they shall sit with the Judge, #1Cor 6:2:| On twelve thrones - So our Lord promised, without expressing any condition: yet as absolute as the words are, it is certain there is a condition implied, as in many scriptures, where none is expressed. In consequence of this, those twelve did not sit on those twelve thrones: for the throne of Judas another took, so that he never sat thereon.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:28


Mt 19:28 Ye. The apostles. In the regeneration. At the coming of the Lord the second time. When the Son of man shall sit, etc. In his final triumph over all evil. Shall sit upon twelve thrones. Christ shall sit on the throne of his glory and the apostles also shall have thrones. The twelve tribes of Israel. The reference is probably spiritual rather than literal. The inspired preaching of the apostles presented the conditions of pardon under the New Covenant. Thus they "bind" and "loose", or "judge". In judgment, salvation will turn on whether the Jews, or the true Israel (Ga 3:29), have obeyed the "apostles' doctrine". The apostles even now judge the church.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • BSP
    Jesus referred to singleness as a gift in verses 11 and 12. If we use our lives wisely while single, this can be a real gift.
  • Connie Snyder for verse 7
    Moses is commanding here. God is the only commander unless, Moses referred to God 's laws of sacred scripture to the couple.if their heart 's were hard, as the bible words it, that doesn 't warrant a divorce. Or are they hard with the lord?
  • Shara white
    I was reading a reply that says god only allows divorce when a man or woman commits adultery and I agree but it 's not the only reason,,, god allows divorce if the spouse harden his or her heart and also if the spouse is abusive to his or her spouse ....i don 't believe for a minute that god intends for a man or woman to remain in an abusive relationship and especially if a man is being combative with a woman just because they are married when the bible clearly states that husbands should love their wives and not be bitter towards them
  • Lawrence for verse 14
    children don 't doubt parents and do have faith in what they don 't see so is we adults to Christ .Children love and where love is no sin therefore the kingdom is for them and us born of him by regeneration and we are his children for the kingdom is in us.
  • Motdaugrnds
    Nick, if those in heaven did not have "free will ", satan would still be there! Verse 9 says "fornication " is the only acceptable cause of divorce and if a man divorce his wife without this cause and she remarries, she has sinned and the man caused it by putting her away, i.e. divorcing her.
  • Nick o demus for verse 14
    Could all you be blind, surely he is telling you that this is the mentality of those in paradise. No cares, worries, needs, wants or free will, you will be like children !

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