Revelation 21:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the wall of the citie had twelue foundations, and in them the names of the twelue Apostles of the Lambe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them {were} the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the wall of the town had twelve bases, and on them the twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
- Basic English Bible

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- Darby Bible

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

And the wal of the citee hadde twelue foundementis, and in hem the twelue names of twelue apostlis, and of the lomb.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:14


21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb - Figuratively showing that the inhabitants of the city had built only on that faith which the apostles once delivered to the saints.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:14


Re 21:14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations. The twelve apostles of the Lamb are foundations of the Church, Jesus Christ being the chief corner-stone (Eph 2:20).

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • LaVonne
    Bible Reader, What is must shortly come to pass? 2 Peter 3:8 One day is as a thousand years,
    a thousand years as one day with the LORD. How can any of these events have happened yet?
    When Christ comes the 2nd time every eye will see him. Rev 1-7 All of Rev is not apocalyptic
    It is not all doom
  • Bible Reader
    Hi LaVonne Re: Pat, I can understand why you might have reason to think these things described have not 'really' happened yet, but what about at the very start of the book where we are told they must shortly come to pass? Also, I don't think you are considering the sort of literature this is, it's apocalyptic. The book is often referred to as the Apocalypse of St. John.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, All believers-saved mankind will be in the first resurrection. The rest of the dead will be
    raised after the 1,000 years are finished. Saved mankind from the first resurrection will reign
    with Christ for that 1,000 years. Rev 20:5,6. I take this scripture literally. Nothing like this has
    happened yet, the 1,000 years are yet to come, after the Tribulation and The Day of the LORD.
  • LaVonne
    Hi Pat, Rev 20 The believers-saved will be in the first resurrection. That is why they are
    blessed
  • JP
    Hi Peggy. It depends on your position on the timing of this prophecy. Some hold that the millennium is still yet to begin. These are usually referred to as Dispensationalists or Futurists. Others that it began at sometime during the first century, close to or not long after John's writing. These as often referred to as Preterists. There are also various other, usually in between, positions.
  • Pat
    confused by Rev. 20 we have not gone thru the thousand years yet? Will the dead rise first, or are they to remain dead a thousand years yet?

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