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
    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
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:28 MARVEL NOT AT THIS FOR THE HOUR IS COMING IN THE WHICH ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION LUKE 21:36 WATCH YE THEREFORE AND---PRAY ALWAYS---THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTD WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN-----2 THESS 2:11 AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE 2:12 THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Joyce Cardoza
    Ephesians 2:8 is my favorite, For by Grace you are saved by faith, and that not of yourself, it is a gift of God.😇.
    Ephesians 2:9 not of works should any man boast.😇
    Its where I found the truth, as I read Matthew 24, sounded like he was talking to the Jews, then I read the red letters of Jesus, then I went to the Cross of Jesus Christ, everything he had said changed. I don't remember what made me go to Apostle Paul's writings, but there is where I found out the truth for the gentiles, now I am a Christian, believer in Grace though faith and so is my family, 5 grown kids grandkids, 😇 great grandkids are just babies PS and we are not part of Israel, and there will be a remnant of believers that will be saved Rev. for Isreal.
  • MockingBird
    Who ever left their comment for me : I am correcting your thought about me : I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior !! That day I got saved !! Jesus Christ is my Lord ! He let's me know from the time I got saved of things that need to be taken care of and put out of my life : This Lordship that I have with my Lord is an on going fellowship !!! I have been with my Lord and Savior for 35 years and through out those years Through His leadership and Lordship since I got saved :I have with my Lord's help been able to rid of many things that were not of God : For the remainder of my life here on earth , there will be a continuance of obeying my Lord till it is time for me to go home. I did nothing to get saved : I received His salvation that is in Christ Jesus and in receiving His salvation I received His Lordship as well.

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