Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that will be spoken against
Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from long ago their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.
For certain persons have crept in secretly, those who were long ago marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.