New Living Translation
Anyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on."
King James Bible
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
World English Bible
He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust."
Young's Literal Translation
and he who is falling on this stone shall be broken, and on whomsoever it may fall it will crush him to pieces.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:44 Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken - Stumblers at Christ shall even then receive much hurt. He is said to fall on this stone, who hears the Gospel and does not believe. But on whomsoever it shall fall - In vengeance, it will utterly destroy him. It will fall on every unbeliever, when Christ cometh in the clouds of heaven. Luke 20:18.
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He will keep you safe. But to Israel and Judah he will be a stone that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.
Many will stumble and fall, never to rise again. They will be snared and captured."
So the LORD will spell out his message for them again, one line at a time, one line at a time, a little here, and a little there, so that they will stumble and fall. They will be injured, trapped, and captured.
On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.
I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit.
When the leading priests and Pharisees heard this parable, they realized he was telling the story against them--they were the wicked farmers.
Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby's mother, "This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him.
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