Thursday, January 28, 2021

Capstone or Cornerstone


Hey! My Bible says Capstone not cornerstone.  Who is the architect here?

 If we go to the original Greek, we might find that chief stone would be an excellent translation and interpretation.  It’s not the placement in the architect’s drawing, but the importance of how everything is connected through this stone.

 Consider the definitions from Strong’s Concordance.

 The STONE the builders rejected

 lithos: a stone

Original Word: λίθος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: lithos
Phonetic Spelling: (lee'-thos)
Definition: a stone
Usage: a stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building.


Has become the CORNERSTONE.  The word corner stone is not in the original Greek.  The words are chief corner.

kephalé: the head

Original Word: κεφαλή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: kephalé
Phonetic Spelling: (kef-al-ay')
Definition: the head
Usage: (a) the head, (b) met: a corner stone, uniting two walls; head, ruler, lord.

 gónia: an angle, a corner

Original Word: γωνία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: gónia
Phonetic Spelling: (go-nee'-ah)
Definition: an angle, a corner
Usage: a corner; met: a secret place.


As we continue through the New Testament, we see that Christ is also our foundation.  He is Lord.  He and putting his words into practice are the solid rock upon which we build.

On Christ the solid rock I stand.  All other ground is sinking sand.

Let’s think chief stone when you hear cornerstone or capstone.

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