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

  • A disciple
    Thank you Tim for your nice reply. I enjoy it very much to spend this time searching and discussing THE MOST IMPORTANT AND PROFITABLE things of the Lord. I come here in the morning after my Bible reading, and when I relax in the evening after work. I look forward to talking again soon.
  • Tim
    Disciple, good point when you wrote, "NOT IN ANY WAY to grant approval, but simply for Public Record.".
    I'm going over to John 5 in a day or so and comment on the healing poll, I'd like to here your comments. I enjoyed our interaction.

  • A disciple
    The question that the Pharisees asked; whether it was lawful in every case to divorce; was a treacherous design to catch the Lord in something said, so they might accuse Him. People want to divorce just because they "can't get along;" and the allowance given by Moses was only with the stipulation that the matter be documented legally; NOT IN ANY WAY to grant approval, but simply for Public Record.
  • Tim
    fornication was the uncleanness in the law Moses gave. and it was given for the hardness of heart. and when Jesus was speaking he was speaking to the Pharisees, and said it was given for the hardness of your heart. Jesus is the true law giver and like Moses when Jesus spoke fornication for remarriage is still for the hard hearted. Jesus didn't change the law. he told us what the uncleanness was.
  • A disciple
    "..Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." It is impossible for men who trust in anything of themselves; who they are, what they are, or in their wealth to be saved. But NOTHING is impossible with God! All hindrances and obstacles and misconceptions can be overcome, and men can be saved when God does it!
  • A disciple
    Tim; Fornication breaks the marriage bond just as if the one had died; and it is the ONLY reason, according to the Lord Jesus, that one may leave its spouse; and a brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases. Adultery, fornication, rape... they are all like murder in God's view! I completely agree with you, that as the Elect of God, who walk in Truth, CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE HARD HEARTED.

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