Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Happy, the destitute, in spirit; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens;
How happy the man, who hath not walked in the counsel of the lawless, - and, in the way of sinners, hath not stood, and, in the seat of scoffers, hath not sat;
How happy is he whose transgression is forgiven! whose sin is pardoned!
[ALEPH] How happy the men of blameless life, who walk in the law of Yahweh.
Now it came to pass, while he was saying these things, that a certain woman out of the multitude, lifting up her voice, said unto him - Happy the womb that bare thee! And the breasts which thou didst suck!
Is not, this one, the carpenter's, son? Is not, his mother, called Mary, and are not his brethren - James and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?
Then, coming near, his disciples say unto him - Knowest thou, that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were caused to stumble?
Alas for the world! by reason of the causes of stumbling; for it is, necessary, that the causes of stumbling come, - nevertheless, alas for the man through whom the cause of stumbling cometh!
And, then, will many be caused to stumble, and, one another, will deliver up, and will hate one another;
Then, Jesus saith unto them - All ye, will find cause of stumbling in me, during this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and, the sheep of the flock, will be scattered abroad;
So shall he become a hallowed asylum, - But a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over unto both houses of Israel A trap and a snare to the dweller in Jerusalem;
And Symeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother - Lo! this one, is being set for the falling and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign to be spoken against;
And he said unto them - By all means, ye will speak to me this similitude: Physician! heal, thyself, - Whatsoever things we have heard of coming to pass in Capernaum, do here also, in thine own country.
Many, of his disciples, therefore, when they heard, said - Hard, is this discourse, - Who can, thereunto, hearken?
Others, were saying - This, is, the Christ. But, others, were saying - Out of Galilee, is, the Christ, to come?
Wherefore? Because, not by faith but as by works, have they sought it : they have stumbled at the stone of stumbling,
1 Corinthians 1:22
Seeing that both, Jews for signs, do ask, and, Greeks for wisdom, do seek,
1 Corinthians 2:14
But, a man of the soul, doth not welcome the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, and he cannot get to know them, because, spiritually, are they examined;
I, however, brethren - if, circumcision, I yet proclaim, why am I yet persecuted? After all, the stumbling-block of the cross hath been set aside.
1 Peter 2:8
And a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over: Who stumble because, unto the word, they do not yield, - unto which also they have been appointed;