Revelation 21:14

“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the wall of the citie had twelue foundations, and in them the names of the twelue Apostles of the Lambe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them {were} the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the wall of the town had twelve bases, and on them the twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
- Basic English Bible

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- Darby Bible

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- Webster's Bible

The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and engraved upon them were twelve names--the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
- Weymouth Bible

The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
- World English Bible

And the wal of the citee hadde twelue foundementis, and in hem the twelue names of twelue apostlis, and of the lomb.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:14


21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb - Figuratively showing that the inhabitants of the city had built only on that faith which the apostles once delivered to the saints.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:14


Re 21:14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations. The twelve apostles of the Lamb are foundations of the Church, Jesus Christ being the chief corner-stone (Eph 2:20).

Discussion for Revelation 21

  • Irene123
    Fonz - Of course v. 4 is speaking of heaven; the NEW heaven 'n earth, not this one. Because v. 1 refers to a new heaven and earth - we just refer to the whole of it as heaven.
  • Fonz
    In the verse it says "death will be no more"... Obviously it isn't talking about heaven because there is no death in heaven.it speaks about a new Paradise earth.
  • Willie Rose
    God is real and loving come to God for he has made Jesus our Savior
  • Marshal
    One of my favorite passages is Revelation 21:7. For myself, as saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, this is a three-fold promise: 1) I will inherit all things. 2) God will be my God. 3) I will be God's son.

    This is for eternity. What an amazing thought. If it were able, even time itself would not be able to keep up with God's love to us.
  • Irene123
    People need to quit worrying about when the dead will rise and before or after this 'n that - and look to their own salvation.
  • Bible Reader
    Hi LaVonne Re: Pat, I can understand why you might have reason to think these things described have not 'really' happened yet, but what about at the very start of the book where we are told they must shortly come to pass? Also, I don't think you are considering the sort of literature this is, it's apocalyptic. The book is often referred to as the Apocalypse of St. John.

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