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

King James Bible
This is the stone which was set at nought of you 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.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders - By your rejection and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, you have fulfilled one of your own prophecies, Psalm 118:22; and, as one part of this prophecy is now so literally fulfilled, ye may rest assured, so shall the other; and this rejected stone shall speedily become the head stone of the corner. See the note on Matthew 21:42.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

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

Mark 12:10-12 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner...

Luke 20:16-18 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid...

1 Peter 2:6-8 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious...

you.

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

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 my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins...

Ezekiel 2:6,7 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

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

Ezekiel 33:7-9 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth...

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 shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof...

Zechariah 4:6,7 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power...

Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone...

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Courage
Chester Cathedral, 1871. Acts iv. 13, 18-20. "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. . . . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Impossible Silence
'We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.' --ACTS iv. 20. The context tells us that the Jewish Council were surprised, as they well might be, at the boldness of Peter and John, and traced it to their having been with Jesus. But do you remember that they were by no means bold when they were with Jesus, and that the bravery came after what, in ordinary circumstances, would have destroyed any of it in a man? A leader's execution is not a usual recipe for heartening his followers,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer
A MANIFESTATION OF GOD IN ANSWER TO PRAYER ". . . When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness." -- Acts 4:31. This remarkable manifestation of God reveals the effectiveness of prevailing prayer. It vividly discloses the fact that prayer can accomplish much. It is apparent that neither the apostles, nor the assembled company of devout believers were astonished at the marvelous
T. M. Anderson—Prayer Availeth Much

Against the Modern Free-Thinkers.
Sir, THERE arrived in this neighbourhood, two days ago, one of your gay gentlemen of the town, who being attended at his entry with a servant of his own, besides a countryman he had taken up for a guide, excited the curiosity of the village to learn whence and what he might be. The countryman (to whom they applied as most easy of access) knew little more than that the gentleman came from London to travel and see fashions, and was, as he heard say, a Free-thinker; what religion that might be he could
Joseph Addison—The Evidences of the Christian Religion, with Additional Discourses

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?

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