And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;…
When the Apostle Paul meant that the gospel was preached he said, "Christ is preached," for the gospel is Christ Himself. If you want to know what Jesus taught, know Himself. He is the incarnation of that truth which by Him and in Him is revealed to the sons of men. Did He not Himself say, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"? You have not to take down innumerable tomes, nor to pore over mysterious sentences of double meaning in order to know what our great Teacher has revealed, you have but to turn and gaze upon His countenance, behold His actions, and note His spirit, and you know His teaching. He lived what He taught. If we wish to know Him, we may hear His gentle voice saying, "Come and see." Study His wounds, and you understand His innermost philosophy.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;