Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Every one who falls on that stone will be severely hurt, but on whomsoever it falls, he will be utterly crushed."
in agreement with the statement of Scripture, "See, I am placing on Mount Zion a stone for people to stumble at, and a rock for them to trip over, and yet he whose faith rests upon it shall never have reason to feel ashamed."
2 Corinthians 4:3
If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,
1 Peter 2:8
and "a Stone for the foot to strike against, and a Rock to stumble over." Their foot strikes against it because they are disobedient to God's Message, and to this they were appointed.
The Son of Man is indeed going as is written concerning Him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been a happy thing for that man if he had never been born."
"His blood," replied all the people, "be on us and on our children!"
"You would have had no power whatever over me," replied Jesus, "had it not been granted you from above. On that account he who has delivered me up to you is more guilty than you are."
1 Thessalonians 2:16
for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them.
For if the message delivered through angels proved to be true, and every transgression and act of disobedience met with just retribution,