22 The (A)stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief corner stone.
23 This is [a]the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.

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  1. Psalm 118:23 Lit from the Lord

16 Therefore thus says the Lord [a]God,

(A)Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested (B)stone,
A costly cornerstone for the foundation, [b]firmly placed.
He who believes in it will not be [c]disturbed.
17 “I will make (C)justice the measuring line
And righteousness the level;
Then (D)hail will sweep away the refuge of lies
And the waters will overflow the secret place.

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  1. Isaiah 28:16 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 28:16 Lit well-laid
  3. Isaiah 28:16 Lit in a hurry

41 They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and (A)will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”

42 Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,

(B)The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a [a]people, producing the fruit of it. 44 And (C)he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”

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  1. Matthew 21:43 Lit nation

What will the [a]owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not even read this Scripture:

(A)The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
11 (B)This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

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  1. Mark 12:9 Lit lord

10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that [a](A)by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom (B)God raised from the dead—[b]by [c]this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11 [d](C)He is the (D)stone which was (E)rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in (F)no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

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  1. Acts 4:10 Or in
  2. Acts 4:10 Or in
  3. Acts 4:10 Or Him
  4. Acts 4:11 Lit This One

30 (A)What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even (B)the righteousness which is [a]by faith; 31 but Israel, (C)pursuing a law of righteousness, did not (D)arrive at that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it [b]by faith, but as though it were [c]by works. They stumbled over (E)the stumbling stone, 33 just as it is written,

(F)Behold, I lay in Zion (G)a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,
(H)And he who believes in Him (I)will not be [d]disappointed.”

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  1. Romans 9:30 Lit out of
  2. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  3. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  4. Romans 9:33 Lit put to shame

19 So then you are no longer (A)strangers and aliens, but you are (B)fellow citizens with the [a]saints, and are of (C)God’s household, 20 having been (D)built on (E)the foundation of (F)the apostles and prophets, (G)Christ Jesus Himself being the (H)corner stone, 21 (I)in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into (J)a holy [b]temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being (K)built together into a (L)dwelling of God in the Spirit.

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  1. Ephesians 2:19 Or holy ones
  2. Ephesians 2:21 Or sanctuary

As Living Stones

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been (A)rejected by men, but is [a]choice and precious in the sight of God, (B)you also, as living stones, [b]are being built up as a (C)spiritual house for a holy (D)priesthood, to (E)offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in [c]Scripture:

(F)Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a (G)precious corner stone,
And he who believes in [d]Him will not be [e]disappointed.”

(H)This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,

(I)The stone which the builders (J)rejected,
This became the very corner stone,”

and,

(K)A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;

(L)for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, (M)and to this doom they were also appointed.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:4 Lit chosen; or elect
  2. 1 Peter 2:5 Or allow yourselves to be built up; or build yourselves up
  3. 1 Peter 2:6 Or a scripture
  4. 1 Peter 2:6 Or it
  5. 1 Peter 2:6 Or put to shame