Constructions providing a stable base for any superstructure. The word refers both to natural formations (Deut 32:32
) and to humanly prepared anchorages for buildings (1Kgs 5:17
; Ezra 3:10
; Luke 6:48
; Acts 16:26
; Rev 21:19
). It is also used figuratively to refer to many things: universal stability (2Sam 22:16
; Ps 18:15
; Ps 82:5
), the righteousness and justice of God (Ps 89:14
), God’s redemption (Isa 28:16
), the beginning of things (Matt 13:35
; John 16:4
), prior Christian work (Rom 15:20
), Jesus Christ (1Cor 3:11
), the apostles, prophets, and Jesus (Eph 1:4
), God’s work (2Tim 2:19
), and a permanent basis of life that is crafted by God (Heb 11:10
32Their vine comes from the vinestock of Sodom,
from the vineyards of Gomorrah;
their grapes are grapes of poison,
their clusters are bitter;
17At the king's command, they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.
10When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments were stationed to praise the Lord with trumpets, and the Levit ... View more
48That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not ... View more
26Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains w ... View more
19The foundations of the wall of the city are adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
16Then the channels of the sea were seen,
the foundations of the world were laid bare
at the rebuke of the Lord,
at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
15Then the channels of the sea were seen,
and the foundations of the world were laid bare
at your rebuke, O Lord,
at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
5They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
16therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
See, I am laying in Zion a foundation stone,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation:
“One who trusts will ... View more
35This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:
“I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
I will proclaim what has been hidden from the founda ... View more
4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.
The Work of the Spirit
“I did not say these thin ... View more
20Thus I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news, not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on someone else's foundation,
11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.
4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.
19But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord turn away ... View more
10For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.