|Revelation 21, Page 24-11|
(Repeating) 21:19 And the foundations of the instruction which protects us were organized with all manner of solidified truths. The first foundation was singularity to Yehuveh; the second, no idols; the third, no idol worship; the fourth, no vanity;
21:20 The fifth, Sabbath-keeping; the sixth, six days of work; the seventh, family honor; the eighth, no killing; the ninth, no adultery; the tenth, no stealing; the eleventh, honorable communication; the twelfth, balanced use of passion.
Bible, KJV Translation:
(Repeating) 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 21:19-20a expansion (28 August 2008):
The Eleventh Foundation Stone
“The eleventh, a jacinth,” representing the eleventh commandment [“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” Exodus 20:16], therefore identifying the jacinth [G5192] stone as representing honorable communication. The corresponding Hebrew-translated stone from the breastplate is onyx [H7718]. (28 August 2008)
All corresponding references from Torah include: “The gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.” Clearly, the early dwelling place of mankind was greatly enriched with Yehuveh’s instruction (gold) and solidified honorable communication (onyx stones). “Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.” “Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel.” “Onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.” Totally solid honorable communication is not only one of the twelve foundational structures of our lives but must be that foundation on which every other tribe is written and established. National integrity must be entrenched in tribal integrity, which in turn is entirely dependent on the integrity of every individual. “The rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.” As it should be, it is the leaders who establish solid honorable communication, and with this example, those who follow their guiding leadership will pattern the same. “They wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.” True solid honorable communication is always enclosed in Yehuveh’s instruction (gold)! Thus David could state: “Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my Elohim the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.” “It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.” As with other solid qualities and solidified truths, Job points out how superior wisdom is to all others, but this by no means devalues solid honorable communication! Genesis 2:12; Exodus 25:7; 28:9; 35:9, 27; 39:6; 1 Chronicles 29:2; Job 28:16. Continued . . .
Originally Written: 28 August 2008
Latest Update: 28 August 2008
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