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

  • Cheryl Hughes
    This is such a beautiful chapter...ever since I have read the Bible I keep loving this chapter because this is always the way things should have been,very hopeful.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
  • Florian M
    The chapter presents the status after "the end": 1. A new haven and a new earth v.1
    2. The Bride "the New Jerusalem", coming down from heaven where She was raptured.
    The Bride is One who has the teachings of apostles and profets, represented by 12 apostles and 12 tribes of Israel.
  • Randy fortner
    I think if a lot of people would read chapter 21 of revelations and take it at what it says ! then if the people would read in Gods own word that no one will go up into heaven but that heaven will come down ! then people would know where their life is going.
  • Priscilla
    My favorite chapter in the Bible
  • Rev. LeeCoy
    This chapter in Revelation touches an important aspect of our Christian journey: Enduring to the end Longsuffering and ultimately Victory. For verse 7 states clearly: He that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

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