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14 And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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10 For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

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20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:20 Or keystone

19 The foundations of the wall of the city are adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, each of the gates is a single pearl, and the street of the city is pure gold, transparent as glass.

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20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, you saints and apostles and prophets! For God has given judgment for you against her.

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Warnings and Exhortations

17 But you, beloved, must remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

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In former generations this mystery[a] was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:

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  1. Ephesians 3:5 Gk it

and when James and Cephas and John, who were acknowledged pillars, recognized the grace that had been given to me, they gave to Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

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10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

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18 And I tell you, you are Peter,[a] and on this rock[b] I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

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  1. Matthew 16:18 Gk Petros
  2. Matthew 16:18 Gk petra

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as 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;[a] Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

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  1. Matthew 10:3 Other ancient authorities read Lebbaeus, or Lebbaeus called Thaddaeus

11 O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
    I am about to set your stones in antimony,
    and lay your foundations with sapphires.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:11 Or lapis lazuli