Great importance was attached to the laying of the foundation. It was accompanied by human sacrifice, as may be seen in the Babylonian records; a possible trace occurs in the story of Hiel (1Ki 16:34). Hence the stress on the size and splendour of the foundation, as in Solomon's Temple (1Ki 7:9). It is a natural metaphor for the ultimate basis on which a thing rests (Job 4:19; Eze 13:14; Lu 6:48). Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of God's throne (Ps 89:14; 97:2 RV). 'The city that hath, the foundations' is the type of the real and eternal (Heb 11:10). The Apostles themselves are the foundation of the New Jerusalem, formed of all manner of precious stones (Re 21:14,19). 'The Apostolic Church is conditioned through the ages by the preaching and work of the Apostolate' (Swete, ad loc.; cf. Isa 28:16; Mt 16:18; Eph 2:20). In 1Co 3:10 the metaphor is slightly different, the preaching of Jesus Christ being the one foundation (cf. Isa 19:10 Revised Version margin, where the word is used of the chief men of the State). In the frequent phrase 'from the foundation of the world,' the word is active, meaning 'founding.' 'Foundations' occurs similarly in a passive sense, the earth being more or less literally conceived of as a huge building resting on pillars etc. (Ps 18:7,15; 24:2; Isa 24:18). In Ps 11:3; 75:3; 82:5; Eze 30:4, the idea is applied metaphorically to the 'fundamental' principles of law and justice on which the moral order rests. In 2Ch 3:3; Isa 6:4; 16:7; Jer 50:15, RV should be followed. In 2Ch 23:5 the 'gate of the foundation' is obscurs; possibly we should read 'the horse-gate.' See also House,
All of these [buildings] were of costly stones, cut to size and sawed with saws on the inner and outer surfaces, from foundation to coping and from the outside to the great courtyard.
During his reign, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. At the cost of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and at the cost of Segub his youngest, he set up its gates, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Joshua son of Nun.
These are Solomon's foundations for building God's temple: the length was 90 feet, and the width 30 feet.
A third are to be at the king's palace, and a third are to be at the Foundation Gate, and all the troops will be in the courtyards of the Lord's temple.
how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!
When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
Then the earth shook and quaked; the foundations of the mountains trembled; they shook because He burned with anger.
The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies its pillars. Selah
They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; faithful love and truth go before You.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke.
Therefore let Moab wail; let every one of them wail for Moab. Mourn, you who are completely devastated, for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.
[Egypt's] weavers will be dejected; all her wage earners will be demoralized.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a snare. For the windows are opened from above, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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.
Raise a war cry against her on every side! She has thrown up her hands [in surrender]; her defense towers have fallen; her walls are demolished. Since this is the Lord's vengeance, take out your vengeance on her; as she has done, do the same to her.
I will tear down the wall you plastered with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
A sword will come against Egypt, and there will be anguish in Cush when the slain fall in Egypt, and its wealth is taken away, and its foundations are torn down.
It should be: And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn't shake it, because it was well built.
According to God's grace that was given to me, as a skilled master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But each one must be careful how he builds on it,
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
The city wall had 12 foundations, and on them were the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles.
The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,