Revelation 21:14-12
Revelation 21, Page 17-12

Bible, KJV Translation
Repeating) 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Re-evaluation Translation
Repeating) 21:14  The protective structure around Yehuveh’s people is based on twelve foundation principles, defined as the twelve core structures of the Lamb-king.

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 21:14 continued (20 July 2008):  “The wall of the city had twelve foundations,” that is, twelve fundamental principles on which all the rest of the moral code is established. Torah presents these twelve commandments or foundation structures in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21.

Explanation and Scriptural foundation of the twelfth:

Structure #12:  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife,
                nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor
any thing that is thy
neighbour’s. Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21. 

     Corresponding Quality from
Qabbalah, the Tree of Life: self-direction, full development
Companion Statutes and Right-Rulings (judgments) which raise a protective wall on this foundation.
Foundation Stone, Tribe, and Sign of Zadok  

Significance: Coveting, the intense desire for that which is rightfully the property or jurisdiction of
has been the underlying cause of extensive evil. The problem isn’t the intense desire,
                craving, yearning for,
which can motivate effective industry, but rather lies in the fact that the
                object desired is not legitimately obtainable. Therefore, gratifying this “illegitimate” intense
                desire can only produce some form of violating behavior—theft, adultery, kidnapping,
                manslaughter. Covetousness
led Eve to take fruit which Yehuveh had withheld from them
Genesis 3:6);  became the prince of Shechem’s appeal to his fellow townsmen in his efforts to
                secure Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, in marriage (
Genesis 34:23); drove Achan to bury gold and fine
                clothing under his tent and refuse to confess (
Joshua 7:21); and moved Saul to openly disregard
                Yehuveh’s command to destroy every living thing from the Amelakite camp, and then lie to Samuel
                about his treachery (
1 Samuel 15:19). By contrast, Abraham openly declined to even appear covetous
                of the wealth of Sodom (
Genesis 14:23).
Covetousness is an incurable disease: “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor
                he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.” “They covet fields, and take them by
                violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and
                his heritage.”
Yehuveh would spare us this incredibly unsatisfying way of life and the crime it
Covetousness can only destroy in every way, heart, mind, and soul! Whether driving
                greed, materialism, avariciousness, cupidity, acquisitiveness, gluttony, or any other form of
                self-indulgence, covetousness only produces insatiability, and knowing how destructive
                unrequited desire can be, Yehuveh hates every form of it
: “The wicked boasteth of his heart’s
                desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom Yehuveh abhorreth.”
Yehuveh appeals for us to trust in His
                provisions as the only safeguard against this intense soul-consuming drive. With David we must plead:
“Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.” “He that hateth covetousness
                shall prolong his days.”
Ecclesiastes 5:10; Micah 2:2 [also see: 1 Kings 21:2-19; Job 31:38;
                Psalms 52:1, 7; 62:10; Proverbs 30:15, 16; Ecclesiastes 4:8; 6:7; Isaiah 5:8; Jeremiah 22:17;
                Amos 8:4; Habakkuk 2:5-9
]; Psalms 10:3; 119:36; Proverbs 28:16.
Intense desire, appropriately directed, is a good quality. It motivates us to success and
                ultimately to prosperity.
Only when misdirected is intense longing forbidden by Yehuveh, and
                that for our own best good.                                                            
Continued . . .

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               20 July 2008
Latest Update:                       5 November 2008

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