100 Bible Verses about Foundation

Isaiah 28:16 ESV / 1,323 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’

2 Timothy 2:19 ESV / 1,043 helpful votes

But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

1 Corinthians 3:11 ESV / 998 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Matthew 7:24-27 ESV / 987 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Psalm 11:3 ESV / 927 helpful votes

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 890 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 817 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Luke 6:48 ESV / 762 helpful votes

He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Psalm 118:22 ESV / 757 helpful votes

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

1 Corinthians 3:10 ESV / 728 helpful votes

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.

Ephesians 2:20 ESV / 672 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 655 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 650 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Hebrews 11:10 ESV / 648 helpful votes

For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 641 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 633 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Ezra 3:11 ESV / 626 helpful votes

And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

1 Peter 2:6 ESV / 621 helpful votes

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 599 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV / 595 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 594 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 585 helpful votes

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—

Luke 6:47-49 ESV / 569 helpful votes

Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Zechariah 4:9 ESV / 546 helpful votes

“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.

1 Kings 5:17 ESV / 530 helpful votes

At the king's command they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 523 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

John 3:16 ESV / 512 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 509 helpful votes

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— ...

John 17:24 ESV / 506 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

1 Peter 2:4-6 ESV / 503 helpful votes

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

1 Timothy 6:19 ESV / 502 helpful votes

Thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

2 Peter 3:17 ESV / 500 helpful votes

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

Isaiah 58:12 ESV / 500 helpful votes

And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.

Joshua 6:26 ESV / 498 helpful votes

Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. “At the cost of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.”

Romans 15:20 ESV / 497 helpful votes

And thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,

1 Corinthians 3:13-16 ESV / 483 helpful votes

Each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

John 13:35 ESV / 482 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV / 481 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

1 Kings 6:37 ESV / 480 helpful votes

In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid, in the month of Ziv.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 477 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Corinthians 3:11-13 ESV / 469 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.

John 14:6 ESV / 468 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 6:46-48 ESV / 468 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Deuteronomy 32:22 ESV / 451 helpful votes

For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol, devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

1 Peter 2:4 ESV / 448 helpful votes

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

Revelation 21:14 ESV / 428 helpful votes

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Proverbs 10:25 ESV / 427 helpful votes

When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.

Matthew 21:42 ESV / 417 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Zechariah 8:9 ESV / 415 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 413 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Hebrews 1:10 ESV / 410 helpful votes

And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;

Haggai 2:18 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider:

Micah 5:2 ESV / 409 helpful votes

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

Isaiah 44:28 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd, and he shall fulfill all my purpose’; saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’”

Ezekiel 13:14 ESV / 408 helpful votes

And I will break down the wall that you have smeared with whitewash, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you shall perish in the midst of it, and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 406 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

2 Samuel 22:16 ESV / 388 helpful votes

Then 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.

Jeremiah 17:5-8 ESV / 386 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Colossians 1:16-17 ESV / 382 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 380 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11 ESV / 370 helpful votes

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 367 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Ephesians 2:19-20 ESV / 366 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Acts 16:26 ESV / 365 helpful votes

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 363 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 359 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

John 1:1 ESV / 353 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Luke 6:46-49 ESV / 351 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Matthew 7:25 ESV / 351 helpful votes

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

Psalm 18:31 ESV / 351 helpful votes

For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?—

Ezra 6:3 ESV / 350 helpful votes

In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices were offered, and let its foundations be retained. Its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits,

Isaiah 54:11 ESV / 349 helpful votes

“O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

Deuteronomy 32:31 ESV / 349 helpful votes

For their rock is not as our Rock; our enemies are by themselves.

Proverbs 3:14 ESV / 348 helpful votes

For the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

1 Samuel 2:2 ESV / 348 helpful votes

“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 347 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

2 Samuel 22:47 ESV / 347 helpful votes

“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 345 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Acts 4:11 ESV / 341 helpful votes

This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 339 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 338 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 335 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 335 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Luke 6:49 ESV / 325 helpful votes

But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Psalm 102:25 ESV / 324 helpful votes

Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 269 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

1 Kings 16:34 ESV / 252 helpful votes

In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

Revelation 17:8 ESV / 249 helpful votes

The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.

Matthew 13:35 ESV / 249 helpful votes

This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”

1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 241 helpful votes

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

Romans 8:28 ESV / 191 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 190 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 179 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Amos 9:6 ESV / 176 helpful votes

Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.

Ezra 5:16 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Then this Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and from that time until now it has been in building, and it is not yet finished.’

1 Kings 7:10 ESV / 163 helpful votes

The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits.

Job 4:19 ESV / 161 helpful votes

How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 160 helpful votes

And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Isaiah 48:13 ESV / 156 helpful votes

My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 141 helpful votes

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

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