Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall;" they stumble because they disobey the wordas they were desstined to do.
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house."
Now behold, one came up and said to him, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?"
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
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal."
He brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all his descendantsnot only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all
For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? Certainly not! But through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous.
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God which he has borne witness of his Son.