From the root of H1129
through the meaning, to build
; a stone
] the builders
A primitive root; to build
(literally and figuratively).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
A primitive root; to spurn
; also (intransitively) to disappear
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake
; the head
(as most easily shaken
), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
] of the corner.
Feminine of H6434
; an angle
; by implication a pinnacle
; figuratively a chieftain
_ _ These words are applied by Christ (Matthew 21:42) to Himself, as the foundation of the Church (compare Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4, 1 Peter 2:7). It may here denote God’s wondrous exaltation to power and influence of him whom the rulers of the nation despised. Whether (see on Psalms 118:1) David or Zerubbabel (compare Haggai 2:2; Zechariah 4:7-10) be primarily meant, there is here typically represented God’s more wonderful doings in exalting Christ, crucified as an impostor, to be the Prince and Savior and Head of His Church.
The builders The commonwealth of Israel and the church of God are here and elsewhere compared to a building, wherein, as the people are the stones, so the princes and rulers are the builders. And as these master builders rejected David, so their successors rejected Christ. Head stone The chief stone in the whole building, by which the several parts of the building are upheld and firmly united together. Thus David united all the tribes and families of Israel: and thus Christ united Jews and Gentiles together. And therefore this place is justly expounded of Christ, Mark 12:10; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:32; Ephesians 2:20. And to him the words agree more properly than to David.
The stone [which] the builders (k) refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.
(k) Though Saul and the chief powers refused me to be king, yet God has preferred me above them all.
- The stone:
Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mark 12:10-11 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: ... This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Luke 20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; ... In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
1 Peter 2:4-8 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious, ... And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
- the head:
Zechariah 4:7 Who [art] thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel [thou shalt become] a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone [thereof with] shoutings, [crying], Grace, grace unto it.
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