Luke 20:17
New International Version
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: "'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?

New Living Translation
Jesus looked at them and said, "Then what does this Scripture mean? 'The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.'

English Standard Version
But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus looked directly at them and said, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?

Berean Literal Bible
But having looked at them, He said, "What then is this that has been written: 'The stone which those building rejected, this has become into the head of the corner'?

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone'?

King James Bible
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?

Christian Standard Bible
But he looked at them and said, "Then what is the meaning of this Scripture: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus looked straight at them and said, "Then what do the Scriptures mean when they say, 'The stone the builders tossed aside is now the most important stone of all'?

Good News Translation
Jesus looked at them and asked, "What, then, does this scripture mean? 'The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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?

International Standard Version
But Jesus looked at them and asked, "What does this text mean: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?

NET Bible
But Jesus looked straight at them and said, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?

New Heart English Bible
But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the chief cornerstone?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he gazed upon them and he said, “And what is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner'”?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus looked straight at them and asked, "What, then, does this Scripture verse mean: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?

New American Standard 1977
But He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But 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?

King James 2000 Bible
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?

American King James Version
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?

American Standard Version
But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is written, The stone, which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

Darby Bible Translation
But he looking at them said, What then is this that is written, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone?

English Revised Version
But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Weymouth New Testament
He looked at them and said, "What then does that mean which is written, "'The Stone which the builders rejected has been made the cornerstone'?

World English Bible
But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the chief cornerstone?'

Young's Literal Translation
and he, having looked upon them, said, 'What, then, is this that hath been written: A stone that the builders rejected -- this became head of a corner?
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
16He will come and kill those tenants, and will give the vineyard to others.” And when the people heard this, they said, “May such a thing never happen!” 17But Jesus looked directly at them and said, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? 18Everyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”…
Cross References
Psalm 118:22
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Lord GOD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken.

Zechariah 10:4
The cornerstone will come from Judah, the tent peg from him, as well as the battle bow and every ruler together.

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

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:6
For it stands in Scripture: "See, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and precious cornerstone; and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame."

Treasury of Scripture

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?

beheld.

Luke 19:41
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Luke 22:61
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Mark 3:5
And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

What.

Luke 22:37
For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

Luke 24:44
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

John 15:25
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

The stone.

Psalm 118:22
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Zechariah 3:9
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] looked directly at
ἐμβλέψας (emblepsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1689: From en and blepo; to look on, i.e. to observe fixedly, or to discern clearly.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

what
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the meaning of
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

that which
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is written:
γεγραμμένον (gegrammenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

‘[The] stone
Λίθον (Lithon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

builders
οἰκοδομοῦντες (oikodomountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3618: From the same as oikodome; to be a house-builder, i.e. Construct or confirm.

rejected
ἀπεδοκίμασαν (apedokimasan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 593: To reject after testing (examination), disqualify. From apo and dokimazo; to disapprove, i.e. to repudiate.

has become
ἐγενήθη (egenēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

[the] cornerstone’?
κεφαλὴν (kephalēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2776: From the primary kapto; the head, literally or figuratively.
(17) And he beheld them.--Better, He looked on them. The Greek verb implies the gaze turned and fixed on its object, in addition to the mere act of beholding.

Verses 17, 18. - And he beheld them, and said, What is this then thai; is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. In spite of the deprecating expression, the severity of the tone of Jesus increases in his next words, when, looking at them with grave anger (ἐμβλέψας), he proceeds to speak of himself under the figure of the rejected stone. Quoting a well-known psalm (Psalm 118:22), and using the imagery of Isaiah 8:14, 15 and Daniel 2:44, he describes his fortunes under the imago of a corner-stone - that stone which forms the junction between the two most prominent walls of a building, and which is always laid with peculiar care and attention. In Luke 2:34 of our Gospel Simeon refers to the same well-known prophetic saying. The husbandmen who had just been described as vine-dressers are now described as builders, and the murdered son is reproduced under the image of a corner, stone tossed aside as useless. In the first part of the picture, the earthly humiliation of Messiah is portrayed when the stone is laid in the earth. In the second, the stone falling from the top of the building represents the crushing of all earthly opposition by Messiah in his glory. Woe to the builders, then, who had scornfully rejected him 20:9-19 Christ spake this parable against those who resolved not to own his authority, though the evidence of it was so full. How many resemble the Jews who murdered the prophets and crucified Christ, in their enmity to God, and aversion to his service, desiring to live according to their lusts, without control! Let all who are favoured with God's word, look to it that they make proper use of their advantages. Awful will be the doom, both of those who reject the Son, and of those who profess to reverence Him, yet render not the fruits in due season. Though they could not but own that for such a sin, such a punishment was just, yet they could not bear to hear of it. It is the folly of sinners, that they persevere in sinful ways, though they dread the destruction at the end of those ways.
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