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

  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:8 FOR BY GRACE ARE YOU SAVED THROUGH FAITH AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD *****PSALM 33:4 FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD IS RIGHT AND ALL HIS WORKS ARE DONE IN TRUTH *****
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE
  • Irene123
    V. 10 - " ..... created in Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS ..... "
  • Steve morrow
    continued--eph2:19 now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of GOD 20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles JESUS CHRIST himself being the chief cornerstone psm 127:1 except the LORD build the house they labor in vain that build it except the LORD keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain
  • Irene123
    To J. Cardoza - You do include Eph. 2:10 with vs. 8-9 ....... ?
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 9:37 THEN SAITH HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW 9:38 PRAY YOU THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD

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