Acts 4:11
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New International Version
Jesus is "'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.'

New Living Translation
For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, 'The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.'

English Standard Version
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.

New American Standard Bible
"He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.

King James Bible
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This Jesus is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone.

International Standard Version
He is 'the stone that was rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone.'

NET Bible
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the cornerstone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“This is the stone which you builders have rejected, and he is The Head of the corner.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the stone that the builders rejected, the stone that has become the cornerstone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

King James 2000 Bible
This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the head of the corner.

American King James Version
This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

American Standard Version
He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Darby Bible Translation
*He* is the stone which has been set at nought by you the builders, which is become the corner stone.

English Revised Version
He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the stone which was set at naught by you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Weymouth New Testament
This Jesus is the Stone treated with contempt by you the builders, but it has been made the Cornerstone.

World English Bible
He is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.'

Young's Literal Translation
'This is the stone that was set at nought by you -- the builders, that became head of a corner;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:5-14 Peter being filled with the Holy Ghost, would have all to understand, that the miracle had been wrought by the name, or power, of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, whom they had crucified; and this confirmed their testimony to his resurrection from the dead, which proved him to be the Messiah. These rulers must either be saved by that Jesus whom they had crucified, or they must perish for ever. The name of Jesus is given to men of every age and nation, as that whereby alone believers are saved from the wrath to come. But when covetousness, pride, or any corrupt passion, rules within, men shut their eyes, and close their hearts, in enmity against the light; considering all as ignorant and unlearned, who desire to know nothing in comparison with Christ crucified. And the followers of Christ should act so that all who converse with them, may take knowledge that they have been with Jesus. That makes them holy, heavenly, spiritual, and cheerful, and raises them above this world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - He for this, A.V.; the builders for builders, A.V.; was made for is become, A.V. He is the stone. He had just appealed to their own senses; he now adds the witness of their own prophets. These had declared that the stone which was set at naught by the builders should become the chief corner-stone; just as it had come to pass. The quotation is from Psalm 118:22; only St. Luke here substitutes the word ἐξουθενεῖν, to set at naught, for that used by the LXX., ἀποδοκιμάζειν, to refuse, or reject as unfit. The word ἐξουθενεῖν is applied directly to our Saviour in Luke 23:11, and the similar word, ἐξουδενόειν, in Mark 9:11.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

This is the stone,.... That is, this Jesus of Nazareth, by whose name the lame man was made whole, is that stone spoken of in Psalm 118:22 by whom is meant the true Messiah, comparable to a stone, for his strength and duration, and usefulness, as a foundation and corner stone, in the spiritual building of the church; and yet notwithstanding is the stone

which was set at nought of you builders: the priests, elders, and Scribes; who were fond of being called builders, but made miserable work of it; despising and rejecting the stone of Israel, and instead of him as a foundation, built themselves, and others, on the traditions of the elders, and their own righteousness: but though Christ was rejected by them, both in person and in doctrine, and was ignominiously treated, and at last put to death, yet he was raised from the dead, and exalted at the right hand of God; and is the stone,

which is become the head of the corner; or the chief corner stone, that adorns, strengthens, knits, and keeps together, the whole building; in which Jews and Gentiles, saints in all ages and places, even all the elect of God, are united together; See Gill on Matthew 21:42.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, &c.—This application of Ps 118:22, already made by our Lord Himself before some of the same "builders" (Mt 21:42), is here repeated with peculiar propriety after the deed of rejection had been consummated, and the rejected One had, by His exaltation to the right hand of the Majesty on high, become "the head of the corner."

Acts 4:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter and John Before the Council
10let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead-- by this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11"He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone. 12"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."
Cross References
Psalm 118:22
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.

Matthew 21:42
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: "'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Mark 9:12
Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?
Treasury of Scripture

This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

the stone.

Psalm 118:22,23 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner…

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation …

Matthew 21:42-45 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone …

Mark 12:10-12 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders …

Luke 20:16-18 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard …

1 Peter 2:6-8 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion …

you.

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they …

Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men…

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 58:1,2 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show …

Ezekiel 2:6,7 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of …

Ezekiel 3:7-11,18,19 But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not …

Ezekiel 33:7-9 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; …

2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

the head.

Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone …

Zechariah 4:6,7 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the …

Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus …

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