Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not be in haste.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

King James Version

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Holman Bible

Therefore the Lord God said: "Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.

International Standard Version

therefore this is what the LORD God says: "Look! I am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation: Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily.

A Conservative Version

Therefore thus says lord LORD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-[stone], a sure foundation. He who believes {in him shall, no, not be shamed (LXX/NT)}.

American Standard Version

therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner -'stone of sure foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.

Amplified

Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away [in sudden panic].

Bible in Basic English

For this cause says the Lord God, See, I am placing in Zion as a base, a stone, a tested stone, an angle-stone which is certain and of great value: and he who has faith will not give way.

Darby Translation

Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I lay for foundation in Zion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that trusteth shall not make haste.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.

Julia Smith Translation

For this, thus said the Lord. Jehovah, Behold me placing for a foundation in Zion a stone, a stone of trial, a corner precious, a foundation being founded: and he believing shall not hasten.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore the Lord Yahweh says this: "Look! I [am] laying a stone in Zion, a {tested} stone, a precious cornerstone, a founded foundation: 'The one who trusts will not {panic}.'

Modern King James verseion

therefore so says the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I place in Zion a Stone for a foundation, a tried Stone, a precious Cornerstone, a sure Foundation; he who believes shall not hurry.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: "Behold, I will lay a stone in Zion, a great stone, a costly corner stone, for a sure foundation: that whoso putteth his trust in him, shall not be confounded.

NET Bible

Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the Lord, says: "Look, I am laying a stone in Zion, an approved stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not be put to shame.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! founding in Zion a stone, A stone of testing, The costly corner of a well-laid foundation, he that trusteth, shall not make haste!

Webster

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

World English Bible

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: 'Lo, I am laying a foundation in Zion, A stone -- a tried stone, a corner stone precious, a settled foundation, He who is believing doth not make haste.

Themes

Certainties » Comforting » Sure Promises

Church » Foundation of

Church (2) » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Cornerstone » Figurative » Of Christ

Excellency and Glory of Christ, the » As the foundation of the Church

Faith » In Christ

Faith » Produces » Confidence

Foundation » Illustrative of » Christ

House » Architecture of: » Corner stone » Figurative

House » Architecture of: » Foundations of stone » Figurative

Jesus, The Christ » Christ Jesus » Foundation

Jesus, The Christ » Lord, Your Redeemer » Precious Cornerstone

Jesus, The Christ » Prophecies concerning Jesus: » Coming of » General references

Jesus, The Christ » Resurrection and Life » Sure Foundation

Jesus, The Christ » Savior » General references

Judgment, the » The certainty of, a motive to » Faith

Precious Stones » Illustrative of » Preciousness of Christ

Preciousness of Christ » As the corner-stone of the Church

Prophecies Respecting Christ » His being the chief corner-stone of the Church

Prophecy » Concerning the Messiah, and the fulfillment: » Isa. 28:16, »I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone...«

Prophesies, General » Messianic

Quotations and Allusions » 1 Peter 2:6, »Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone...«

Quotations and Allusions » Romans 9:33, »Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling-stone...«

Seven » Certainties, seven that encourage the believer » Sure Foundations

Stones » Figurative: » Of Christ, »a tried stone,« »a precious stone,« »a sure foundation«

Stones » Figurative: » The true foundation

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

יהוה 
Y@hovih 
Usage: 302

in Zion
ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

בּחן 
Bochan 
Usage: 1

פּנּה 
Pinnah 
Usage: 30

מוּסד 
Muwcad 
Usage: 2

Context Readings

The Cornerstone Of Zion

15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not be in haste. 17 Justice also will I make the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.


Cross References

Psalm 118:22

The stone which the builders rejected has become the head stone of the corner.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus said unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Romans 9:33

As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 10:11

For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Ephesians 2:20

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

Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Mark 12:10

And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner:

Genesis 49:24

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel:)

Psalm 112:7-8

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Isaiah 8:14-15

And he shall be as a sanctuary; but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Habakkuk 2:3-4

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.

Zechariah 3:9

For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave its engraving, says the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Luke 20:17-18

And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

Acts 4:11-12

This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the head of the corner.

1 Corinthians 3:11

For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

James 5:7-8

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain.

1 Peter 2:6-8

Therefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.



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