The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This came from the LORD; it is wonderful in our eyes.
Therefore the Lord God said: "Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes?
Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit.
[[Whoever falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder!"]]
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew He was speaking about them.
Haven't you read this Scripture: The stone that the builders rejected-- this has become the cornerstone.
This came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes?"
Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.
He will come and destroy those farmers and give the vineyard to others." But when they heard this they said, "No-- never!"
But He looked at them and said, "Then what is the meaning of this Scripture: The stone that the builders rejected-- this has become the cornerstone?
Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and if it falls on anyone, it will grind him to powder!"
For it stands in Scripture: Look! I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and valuable cornerstone, and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame!
So the honor is for you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected-- this One has become the cornerstone, and
A stone that causes men to stumble, and a rock that trips them up. They stumble by disobeying the message; they were destined for this.
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone's blood,
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing [them], but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
"Cry out loudly, don't hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
They seek Me day after day and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not abandon the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."
"But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. Don't be afraid of their words or be discouraged by [the look on] their faces, for they are a rebellious house.
But speak My words to them whether they listen or refuse [to listen], for they are rebellious.
But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted.
Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.
I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don't be afraid of them or discouraged by [the look on] their faces, even though they are a rebellious house."
Next He said to me: "Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take [them] to heart.
Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them: This is what the Lord God says, whether they listen or refuse [to listen]."
"As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.
If I say to the wicked: Wicked one, you will surely die, but you do not speak out to warn him about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
But if you warn a wicked person to turn from his way and he doesn't turn from it, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness--
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not give up.
Notice the stone I have set before Joshua; on [that] one stone are seven eyes. I will engrave an inscription on it"-- the declaration of the LORD of Hosts-- "and I will take away the guilt of this land in a single day.
So he answered me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of Hosts.
'What are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. And he will bring out the capstone accompanied by shouts of: Grace, grace to it!'"
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.
The whole building is being fitted together in Him and is growing into a holy sanctuary in the Lord,
in whom you also are being built together for God's dwelling in the Spirit.