Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,(A)

“The stone the builders rejected(B)
    has become the cornerstone,”[a](C)

and,

“A stone that causes people to stumble
    and a rock that makes them fall.”[b](D)

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:7 Psalm 118:22
  2. 1 Peter 2:8 Isaiah 8:14