Parallel Verses

Amplified

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the [chief] Cornerstone,

New American Standard Bible

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,

King James Version

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Holman Bible

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

International Standard Version

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone.

A Conservative Version

Which was built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner,

American Standard Version

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;

An Understandable Version

[You are] built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets [See I Cor. 12:28], with Christ Jesus Himself being the principal stone by which the entire building is aligned.

Anderson New Testament

having been builded upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone,

Bible in Basic English

Resting on the base of the Apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief keystone,

Common New Testament

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Daniel Mace New Testament

being built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, whereof Jesus Christ himself is the main stone of the angle:

Darby Translation

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone,

Godbey New Testament

having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone,

Goodspeed New Testament

You are built upon the apostles and prophets as your foundation, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone.

John Wesley New Testament

Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone, On whom all the building fitly framed together,

Julia Smith Translation

Built upon the foundation of the sent, and of the prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner stone;

King James 2000

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;

Lexham Expanded Bible

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Modern King James verseion

and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets - Jesus Christ being the head cornerstone -

Moffatt New Testament

you are a building that rests on the apostles and prophets as its foundation, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone;

Montgomery New Testament

You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone.

NET Bible

because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.

New Heart English Bible

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

Noyes New Testament

and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

Sawyer New Testament

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone,

The Emphasized Bible

Having been built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, there being, for chief corner stone, Jesus Christ himself, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

built up on the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Twentieth Century New Testament

You have been built up upon the foundation laid by the Apostles and Prophets, Christ Jesus himself being 'the corner- stone.'

Webster

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone;

Weymouth New Testament

You are a building which has been reared on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus Himself,

Williams New Testament

for you are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself the cornerstone.

World English Bible

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

Worrell New Testament

having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the chief corner-stone;

Worsley New Testament

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone:

Youngs Literal Translation

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being chief corner -stone,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐποικοδομέω 
Epoikodomeo 
Usage: 8

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

θεμέλιος 
themelios 
Usage: 13

of the apostles
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557


Usage: 0

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

ἀκρογωνιαῖος 
Akrogoniaios 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 2:20

Images Ephesians 2:20

Prayers for Ephesians 2:20

Context Readings

A Temple For The Lord

19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens [outsiders without rights of citizenship], but you are fellow citizens with the saints (God’s people), and are [members] of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the [chief] Cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure is joined together, and it continues [to increase] growing into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, set apart, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].



Cross References

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore the Lord God says this,

“Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone,
A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed.
He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].

Matthew 16:18

And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ].

Revelation 21:14

And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Christ).

Psalm 118:22


The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief corner stone.

1 Corinthians 3:9-11

For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.

1 Peter 2:7-8

This precious value, then, is for you who believe [in Him as God’s only Son—the Source of salvation]; but for those who disbelieve,The [very] stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief Cornerstone,”

Luke 20:17-18

But Jesus looked at them and said, “What then is [the meaning of] this that is written:

The [very] Stone which the builders rejected,
this became the chief Cornerstone’?

Acts 4:11-12

This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief Cornerstone.

1 Corinthians 12:28

So God has appointed and placed in the church [for His own use]: first apostles [chosen by Christ], second prophets [those who foretell the future, those who speak a new message from God to the people], third teachers, then those who work miracles, then those with the gifts of healings, the helpers, the administrators, and speakers in various kinds of [unknown] tongues.

Ephesians 4:11-13

And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct],

1 Peter 2:4-5

Come to Him [the risen Lord] as to a living Stone which men rejected and threw away, but which is choice and precious in the sight of God.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

The [very] Stone which the builders rejected and threw away,
Has become the chief Cornerstone;
This is the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous and wonderful in our eyes’?

Mark 12:10-11

Have you not even read this Scripture:

The stone which the builders regarded as unworthy and rejected,
This [very stone] has become the chief Cornerstone

Galatians 2:9

And recognizing the grace [that God had] bestowed on me, James and Cephas (Peter) and John, who were reputed to be pillars [of the Jerusalem church], gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we could go to the Gentiles [with their blessing] and they to the circumcised (Jews).

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