'Foundation' in the Bible
At that time Joshua imposed this curse:The man who undertakesthe rebuilding of this city, Jericho,is cursed before the Lord.He will lay its foundationat the cost of his firstborn;he will set up its gatesat the cost of his youngest.
The king commanded them to quarry large, costly stones to lay the foundation of the temple with dressed stones.
The foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid in Solomon’s fourth year in the month of Ziv.
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.
The foundation was made of large, costly stones 12 and 15 feet long.
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.
All of Solomon’s work was carried out from the day the foundation was laid for the Lord’s temple until it was finished. So the Lord’s temple was completed.
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.
They set up the altar on its foundation and offered burnt offerings for the morning and evening on it to the Lord even though they feared the surrounding peoples.
On the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, even though the foundation of the Lord’s temple had not yet been laid.
When the builders had laid the foundation of the Lord’s temple, the priests, dressed in their robes and holding trumpets, and the Levites descended from Asaph, holding cymbals, took their positions to praise the Lord, as King David of Israel had instructed.
They sang with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord: “For He is good; His faithful love to Israel endures forever.” Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s house had been laid.
But many of the older priests, Levites, and family leaders, who had seen the first temple, wept loudly when they saw the foundation of this house, but many others shouted joyfully.
Then this same Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundation of God’s house in Jerusalem. It has been under construction from that time until now, yet it has not been completed.
how much more those who dwell in clay houses,whose foundation is in the dust,who are crushed like a moth!
for He laid its foundation on the seasand established it on the rivers.
A psalm of the sons of Korah. A song.His foundation is on the holy mountains.
Righteousness and justice are the foundationof Your throne;faithful love and truth go before You.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
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.
who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,he will fulfill all My pleasure”and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.” >
and you will be establishedon a foundation of righteousness.You will be far from oppression,you will certainly not be afraid;you will be far from terror,it will certainly not come near you.
No one will be able to retrieve a cornerstoneor a foundation stone from you,because you will become desolate forever.This is the Lord’s declaration.
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 Yahweh.
I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding it; this foundation for the side rooms was 10½ feet high.
He builds His upper chambersin the heavensand lays the foundation of His vaulton the earth.He summons the waters of the seaand pours them out on the face of the earth.Yahweh is His name.
“Consider carefully from this day forward; from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid; consider it carefully.
“Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent me to you.
An OracleThe word of the Lord concerning Israel.A declaration of the Lord,who stretched out the heavens,laid the foundation of the earth,and formed the spirit of man within him.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.
so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:I will open My mouth in parables;I will declare things kept secretfrom the foundation of the world.
Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
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.
But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!”
so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world—
Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him,
Father,I desire those You have given Meto be with Me where I am.Then they will see My glory,which You have given Mebecause You loved Me before the world’s foundation.
My aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, so that I will not build on someone else’s foundation,
According to God’s grace that was given to me, I have laid a foundation as a skilled master builder, and another builds on it. But each one must be careful how he builds on it.
For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.
If anyone builds on that foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw,
and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.
For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.
But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
storing up for themselves a good reserve for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.
Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription:The Lord knows those who are His, andEveryone who names the name of the Lordmust turn away from unrighteousness.
(for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with what He has said:So I swore in My anger,they will not enter My rest.And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world,
Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,
Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for you
All those who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present again.
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,