And Simeon blessed
them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child
] is set
for the fall and rising
again of many in Israel; and for a
sign which shall be spoken against;
And he shall be
for a sanctuary; but for a stone
of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. ... And many among them shall stumble
, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
shall not be offended in me.
were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet
is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. ... And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Many therefore of his
disciples, when they had heard [this
], said, This
is an hard saying; who can hear it? ... From that [time
] many of his
disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
[they sought it
] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled
at that stumblingstone; ... As it is written, Behold
, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever
believeth on him shall not be ashamed
1 Corinthians 1:21
For after that in the wisdom
of God the world
by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness
of preaching to save them that believe. ... And base things of the world, and things which
are despised, hath God chosen, [yea
], and things which are not, to bring
to nought things that are:
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth
not the things
of the Spirit of God: for they
are foolishness unto him: neither
can he know [them
], because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Peter 2:7
therefore which believe [he is
: but unto them which be
disobedient, the stone
which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head
of the corner, ... And a stone
of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them
] which stumble at the word, being
also they were appointed.