Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The bases of the wall of the town had ornaments of all sorts of beautiful stones. The first base was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
O troubled one, storm-crushed, uncomforted! see, your stones will be framed in fair colours, and your bases will be sapphires.
For he was looking for the strong town, whose builder and maker is God.
Be glad over her, heaven, and you saints, and Apostles, and prophets; because she has been judged by God on your account.
Now the names of the twelve are these: The first, Simon, who is named Peter, and Andrew, his brother; James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother;
And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome it.
1 Corinthians 3:10
In the measure of the grace given to me, I, as a wise master-builder, have put the base in position, and another goes on building on it. But let every man take care what he puts on it.
When they saw the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who had the name of being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas their right hands as friends so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision;
Resting on the base of the Apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief keystone,
Which in other generations was not given to the sons of men, but the revelation of it has now been made to his holy Apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
And he gave some as Apostles, and some, prophets; and some, preachers of the good news; and some to give care and teaching;
But you, my loved ones, keep in memory the words which were said before by the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And I will give you a kingdom as my Father has given one to me,