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

  • Edna
    Dear Sanits, words in the scripture are container that hold truth. Verse 1 quicken Made alive in Christ jesus sitted in the heavenlys. Save by faith not works of the flesh but by Galatian 5.22 spirit.We have been reconciled.Our Lord has made a way with Jes and Gentiles.redemtion Read 2.15. He has made us a new man no longer strangers Now he has made his abode in us SO REJOICE SANITS REJOICE
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Wow, was God dealing with Jews first, that's why we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. God made promises to the Jews, that's why Jesus wasn't ready for the Gentiles. Paul was chosen. Act 9:15
  • Fay
    This is fill with good food for the soul I enjoyed reading this book. I continue to come back and read and share all the good information with my family , friends and co-workers. We must be afraid to share the word of GOD with everyone.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now, Paul tells us that we have hope as Gentiles with Jesus. Jesus has a plan for all of us, that is the Grace of God pored out on the cross on Calvary. There is now hope . .
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT --- OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL --- OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --1:9--WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER
  • Eugene Rozell
    God is good and this i know for myself, it doesn't take a rocket scientist for me to know that in God we have our being, nothing we have done has made us deserving of anything it is only by the grace of god that he even cares. Jesus paved the way and opened doors that would never have opened had it not been for his sacrifice giving his life in exchange for ours. Thank you Jesus for loving me

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