Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
He shall be
Go, my people! Enter your inner rooms! Close your doors behind you! Hide for a little while, until his angry judgment is over!
For the music director; by the Korahites; according to the alamoth style; a song. God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble.
The name of the Lord is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.
"Therefore say: 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Although I have removed them far away among the nations and have dispersed them among the countries, I have been a little sanctuary for them among the lands where they have gone.'
Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the Lord, says: "Look, I am laying a stone in Zion, an approved stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic.
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
And David says, "Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
1 Peter 2:8
and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
May the Lord rain down burning coals and brimstone on the wicked! A whirlwind is what they deserve!
May their dining table become a trap before them! May it be a snare for that group of friends!
And so they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house."
For it will overtake all who live on the face of the whole earth.
It came between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp; it was a dark cloud and it lit up the night so that one camp did not come near the other the whole night.
So Joshua and his whole army, including the bravest warriors, marched up from Gilgal.
Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."