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51 Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?(A) No, I tell you, but rather division.(B)

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14 He shall be a snare,
    a stone for injury,
A rock for stumbling
    to both the houses of Israel,
A trap and a snare
    to those who dwell in Jerusalem;(A)

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39 [a]Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”(A)

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  1. 9:39–41 These verses spell out the symbolic meaning of the cure; the Pharisees are not the innocent blind, willing to accept the testimony of others.

33 as it is written:

“Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion
    that will make people stumble
    and a rock that will make them fall,
and whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame.”(A)

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23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,(A)

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Therefore, its value is for you who have faith, but for those without faith:

“The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone,”(A)


“A stone that will make people stumble,
    and a rock that will make them fall.”

They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny.(B)

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