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 foundation stones of the wall of the city were ornamented with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation stone was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
For he was looking forward to that city with the sure foundations, designed and built by God.
Gloat over her, heaven! and all you people of God, apostles, and prophets, for God has avenged you upon her!"
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James the son of Zebedee and his brother John,
But I tell you, your name is Peter, a rock, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not subdue it.
1 Corinthians 3:10
Like an expert builder, I laid a foundation, as God commissioned me to do, and now someone else is building upon it. But let everyone be careful how he does so.
You are built upon the apostles and prophets as your foundation, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone.
(which in past ages was not disclosed to mankind as fully as it has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets)
And he has given us some men as apostles, some as prophets, some as missionaries, some as pastors and teachers,
But you, dear friends, must remember what was foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
So just as my Father has conferred a kingdom on me