14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations,(A) and on them were the names of the twelve apostles(B) of the Lamb.

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10 For he was looking forward to the city(A) with foundations,(B) whose architect and builder is God.(C)

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20 built(A) on the foundation(B) of the apostles and prophets,(C) with Christ Jesus himself(D) as the chief cornerstone.(E)

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19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.(A) The first foundation was jasper,(B) the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby,(C) the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[a] 21 The twelve gates(D) were twelve pearls,(E) each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:20 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.

20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens!(A)
    Rejoice, you people of God!
    Rejoice, apostles and prophets!
For God has judged her
    with the judgment she imposed on you.”(B)

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A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles(A) of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.(B)

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which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.(A)

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James,(A) Cephas[a](B) and John, those esteemed as pillars,(C) gave me and Barnabas(D) the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me.(E) They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles,(F) and they to the circumcised.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 2:9 That is, Peter; also in verses 11 and 14

10 By the grace God has given me,(A) I laid a foundation(B) as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.(C)

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18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a](A) and on this rock I will build my church,(B) and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.(A)

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11 “Afflicted(A) city, lashed by storms(B) and not comforted,(C)
    I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a](D)
    your foundations(E) with lapis lazuli.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:11 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.