Matthew 19:28

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto them, Uerily I say vnto you, that ye which haue followed me, in the regeneration when the Sonne of man shal sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shal sit vpon twelue thrones, iudging the twelue tribes of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that in the time when all things are made new, and the Son of man is seated in his glory, you who have come after me will be seated on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That *ye* who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit down upon his throne of glory, *ye* also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, that ye who have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly tell you, replied Jesus, "that in the New Creation, when the Son of Man has taken His seat on His glorious throne, all of you who have followed me shall also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- World English Bible

Jhesus seide to hem, Truli I seie to you, that ye that han forsake alle thingis, and han sued me, in the regeneracioun whanne mannus sone schal sitte in the sete of his maieste, ye schulen sitte on twelue setis, demynge the twelue kynredis of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to them, `Verily I say to you, that ye who did follow me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit upon a throne of his glory, shall sit -- ye also -- upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:28


19:28 In the renovation - In the final renovation of all things: Ye shall sit - In the beginning of the judgment they shall stand, #2Cor 5:10|. Then being absolved, they shall sit with the Judge, #1Cor 6:2:| On twelve thrones - So our Lord promised, without expressing any condition: yet as absolute as the words are, it is certain there is a condition implied, as in many scriptures, where none is expressed. In consequence of this, those twelve did not sit on those twelve thrones: for the throne of Judas another took, so that he never sat thereon.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:28


Mt 19:28 Ye. The apostles. In the regeneration. At the coming of the Lord the second time. When the Son of man shall sit, etc. In his final triumph over all evil. Shall sit upon twelve thrones. Christ shall sit on the throne of his glory and the apostles also shall have thrones. The twelve tribes of Israel. The reference is probably spiritual rather than literal. The inspired preaching of the apostles presented the conditions of pardon under the New Covenant. Thus they "bind" and "loose", or "judge". In judgment, salvation will turn on whether the Jews, or the true Israel (Ga 3:29), have obeyed the "apostles' doctrine". The apostles even now judge the church.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • Irene123
    Maya Angelou quote - "Somehow we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood and bones, and that's all. So we direct our values to material things." Matt. 19:22; Lk.18:23.
  • Lilian
    Honour thy Mother and thy Father and love your neighbour as i have love you what a beautiful word. Obedience to God's words are more important than sacrifice. If you love Jesus you will keep his commandments till rapture. Thanks to your blood Jesus and help me to be born again in spirit. I will praise you and worship you alone for you are my rock and my salvation Amen
  • MockingBird
    My Dad Mom is not with me any more. To the best of my ability I believe I honored them both ! I miss them so much from time to time. Now , to love my neighbor as myself is hard , but can be done To do that I will want the best for my neighbor as I do for myself in all things !! Promise in these , is long life !!
  • BSP
    We should honor both of our parents no matter what age we are. This would include showing respect and showing our parents that we value them.
  • S. Burris
    My comments on verse 9 I feel if you get a divorce if the man or the woman gets put away just don't marry, cause I want to go to heaven and I don't want nothing hendering me from going, so I suggest just stay single and live for the Lord. We have so many people today just marriing and if they don't like this one, they go and get another, not of the Lord.
  • Motdaugrnds
    Nick, if those in heaven did not have "free will ", satan would still be there! Verse 9 says "fornication " is the only acceptable cause of divorce and if a man divorce his wife without this cause and she remarries, she has sinned and the man caused it by putting her away, i.e. divorcing her.

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