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Matthew 21:42

Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}. This came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Psalm 88:14

Why do you reject my soul, O Yahweh? [Why] do you hide your face from me?

Isaiah 53:3

[He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard.

1 Samuel 8:7

Then Yahweh said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people concerning all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.

Luke 17:25

But first it is necessary [for] him to suffer many [things], and to be rejected by this generation.

Psalm 89:38

But you have spurned and rejected; you are very angry with your anointed one.

Luke 10:16

The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me. But the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me."

Jeremiah 31:37

Thus says Yahweh, "If [the] heavens above can be measured, and [the] foundations of [the] earth below can be explored, also I will reject all the offspring of Israel because of all that they have done," {declares} Yahweh.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

1 Samuel 15:26

But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and he has rejected you from being king over Israel!"

John 5:43

I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. If another should come in his own name, you would accept that one!

Romans 11:15

For if their rejection [means] the reconciliation of the world, what [will] their acceptance [mean] except life from the dead?

Psalm 44:9

Surely you have rejected and disgraced us, and have not gone out with our armies.

Psalm 77:7

Will the Lord reject [us] forever, and will he never be pleased [with us] again?

Luke 7:30

but the Pharisees and the legal experts rejected the purpose of God for themselves, [because they] had not been baptized by him.)

Luke 6:22

Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and revile [you] and spurn your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.

Psalm 74:1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Isaiah 7:15

He shall eat curds and honey until he knows to reject the evil and to choose the good.

Proverbs 1:24

Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds.

Luke 20:17

But he looked intently at them [and] said, "What then is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}.'

Isaiah 7:16

For before the boy knows to reject the evil and to choose the good, {the land whose two kings you dread will be abandoned.}

Galatians 4:14

And you did not despise or disdain [what was] a trial for you in my flesh, but you welcomed me like an angel of God, like Christ Jesus.

1 Samuel 16:1

Then Yahweh said to Samuel, "{How long} will you mourn about Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel! Fill up your horn [with] oil and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have chosen a king for myself among his sons."

Acts 7:35

This Moses whom they had repudiated, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?'--this man God sent [as] both ruler and redeemer with {the help} of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

1 Kings 12:8

But he rejected the advice of the old men, which they gave him, and he consulted with the youngsters who had grown up with him, who were {serving} before him.

Isaiah 54:6

For Yahweh has called you like a wife forsaken and hurt of spirit, like [the] wife of childhood when she is rejected, says your God.

Zechariah 10:6

And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and the house of Joseph I will save. And I will bring them back, because I have compassion on them, and they will be as if I had not rejected them, for I [am] Yahweh their God, and I will answer them.

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that also afterwards, [when he] wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, because he did not find an occasion for repentance, although he sought it with tears.

Proverbs 10:3

Yahweh will not cause a righteous person to go hungry, but the craving of the wicked he will thwart.

Hebrews 6:8

But [if it] produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning.

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Rejection » Of Christ » Of the word of God

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and dry grass sinks down [in the] flame, so their root will become like [the] stench, and their blossom will go up like [the] dust. For they have rejected the instruction of Yahweh of hosts, and they have treated the word of the holy one of Israel with contempt.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom shall I speak and admonish, that they may hear? Look, their ears [are] {closed}, and they are not able to listen attentively. Look, the word of Yahweh is to them an object of scorn, they do not delight in it.

Jeremiah 36:23

{And then}, as Jehudi read three or four columns, he would cut it up in pieces with the knife of the scribe, and he would throw [it] into the fire that [was] in the fire-pot until the whole of the scroll [was] consumed in the fire that was in the fire-pot.

Rejection » Of Christ » Of spiritual instruction

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they were mocking the messengers of God and despising his words and scoffing at his prophets until the wrath of Yahweh rose against his people until there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 30:10

And it happened [that] the runners were passing from city to city in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and up to Zebulun, but they were laughing at them and mocking them.

More verses: Proverbs 5:12

Rejection » The stone which the builders rejected

Matthew 21:42

Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}. This came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Luke 20:9-18

And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenant farmers, and went on a journey for a long time. And at the proper time he sent a slave to the tenant farmers, so that they would give him [some] of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenant farmers sent him away empty-handed [after] beating [him]. And he proceeded to send another slave, but they beat and dishonored that one also, [and] sent [him] away empty-handed. read more.
And he proceeded to send a third, but they wounded [and] threw out this one also. So the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.' But [when] the tenant farmers saw him, they began to reason with one another, saying, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance will become ours!' And they threw him out of the vineyard [and] killed [him]. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy those tenant farmers and give the vineyard to others." And [when they] heard [this], they said, "[May this] never happen!" But he looked intently at them [and] said, "What then is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}.' Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and [the one] on whom it falls--it will crush him!"

Psalm 118:19-22

Open to me [the] gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them [and] give thanks to Yah. This [is] the gate of Yahweh, through [which the] righteous will enter. I will give thanks [to] you for you have answered me, and you have become my salvation. read more.
[The] stone the builders rejected has become [the] chief cornerstone.

Acts 4:9-11

if we are being examined today concerning a good deed [done to] a sick man--by what [means] this man was healed-- let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by him this man stands before you healthy! This one is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become {the cornerstone}.

1 Peter 2:4-8

to whom you are drawing near, a living stone rejected by men but chosen [and] precious in the sight of God. And [you] yourselves, as living stones, are being built up [as] a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a chosen [and] precious cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame." read more.
Therefore the honor [is] for you who believe, but for those who refuse to believe, "The stone that the builders rejected, this one has become {the cornerstone}," and "A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense," who stumble [because they] disobey the word to which also they were consigned.

Rejection » Of Christ » Of God

Proverbs 1:24

Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds.

Psalm 81:11

But my people did not listen to my voice, and Israel did not yield to me.

Luke 7:30

but the Pharisees and the legal experts rejected the purpose of God for themselves, [because they] had not been baptized by him.)

1 Samuel 8:7

Then Yahweh said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people concerning all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.

Rejection » The reward for rejecting the lord

1 Samuel 8:4-18

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, "Look, you are old and your sons do not follow in your ways. So then appoint a king for us to judge us, like all the nations. But the matter {was displeasing to Samuel} when they said, "Give us a king to judge us," so Samuel prayed to Yahweh. read more.
Then Yahweh said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people concerning all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Like all the deeds they have done from the day I brought them up from Egypt until this day, they have forsaken me and have served other gods--so they [are] doing to you also. And so then, listen to their voice. However, you must earnestly warn them; you must explain to them the custom of the king who will rule over them." So Samuel spoke all the words of Yahweh to the people who [were] requesting a king from him. He said, "This will be the custom of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and his horsemen, and they will run before his chariots. He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and [those] {to do his plowing} and to reap his harvest, and [those] to make weapons of war and the equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters as [his] perfume makers and as cooks and as bakers. He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive trees and will give [them] to his servants. He will take a tenth of your seed and your vineyards and give [it] to his high officials and to his servants. He will take your male slaves and your female slaves and the best of your young men and your donkeys and {will use them for his projects}. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you [yourselves] will become his servants. So you will cry out on that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but Yahweh will not answer you on that day!"

2 Kings 17:15-23

They rejected his statutes, his covenant which he {made} with their ancestors, and his warnings which he gave to them; and they went after the idols, became vain, and [went] after all the nations which [were] all around them, which Yahweh had commanded them not to do as they [did]. They abandoned all the commands of Yahweh their God and made for themselves two molten calf-shaped idols; they made a pole of Asherah worship and bowed down to the army of the heavens and served Baal. They made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, they practiced divination and read omens, and they sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of Yahweh to provoke him. read more.
So Yahweh was very angry with Israel and he removed them from his presence; none remained except the tribe of Judah alone. Even Judah did not keep the commands of Yahweh their God, and they walked in the customs of Israel which they introduced, so Yahweh rejected all the offspring of Israel and punished them, and he gave them into the hand of the plunderers until he banished them from his presence. For he had torn Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king, but Jeroboam detached Israel from following Yahweh, and he made them sin a great sin. The {Israelites} walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he committed, and they did not depart from it, until Yahweh removed Israel from his presence as he had foretold by the hand of all his servants, the prophets. And so he deported Israel from upon his land to Assyria until this day.

Jeremiah 6:10-19

To whom shall I speak and admonish, that they may hear? Look, their ears [are] {closed}, and they are not able to listen attentively. Look, the word of Yahweh is to them an object of scorn, they do not delight in it. But I am full with the wrath of Yahweh, I struggle to hold [it] in. Pour [it] out on [the] children in the street, and on the assemblies of young men at the same time. For even husband with wife will get trapped, [the] old with [him who is] full of days. And their houses will be turned over to others, [their] fields and [their] wives together. For I will stretch out my hand against the inhabitants of the land," {declares} Yahweh. read more.
"For from the smallest of them to the greatest of them, {everyone} makes profit for unlawful gain. And from the prophet to the priest, {everyone} practices deceit. And they have treated the wound of my people lightly, {saying}, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace. Have they acted ashamed, for they have committed a detestable thing? Not at all, nor were they ashamed; they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore} they will fall among [those who] fall at the time I punish them, they will stumble," says Yahweh. Thus says Yahweh: "Stand at [the] roads and look, and ask for [the] ancient paths, where the way of the good [is], and walk in it, and find rest for your inner selves. But they said, 'We will not walk [in it].' And I raised up watchmen over you: 'Listen attentively to [the] sound of a horn.' But they said, 'We will not listen attentively.' {Therefore} hear, O nations, and know, community, {what will happen to them}. Hear, O earth, look, I [am] about to bring disaster to this people, the fruit of their plans, because they have not listened attentively to my words, and my teaching, they have rejected it also.

Rejection » Jesus Christ being rejected

Isaiah 53:1-3

Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? For he went up like shoot before him, and like root from dry ground. He had no form and no majesty that we should see him, and no appearance that we should take pleasure in him. [He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard.

Luke 17:24-25

For just as the lightning shines forth, flashing from [one place] under heaven to [another place] under heaven, so the Son of Man will be in his day. But first it is necessary [for] him to suffer many [things], and to be rejected by this generation.

Rejection » Of Christ » The people of nazareth

Luke 4:28-29

And all [those] in the synagogue were filled with anger [when they] heard these [things]. And they stood up [and] forced him out of the town and brought him up to the edge of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.

Luke 17:25

But first it is necessary [for] him to suffer many [things], and to be rejected by this generation.

Rejection » Of Christ » The jewish nation

John 5:43

I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. If another should come in his own name, you would accept that one!

Rejection » Of Christ » The gergesenes

Matthew 21:42

Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}. This came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Matthew 8:34

And behold, the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and [when they] saw him, they implored [him] that he would depart from their region.

Rejection » Those that reject jesus Christ

John 12:44-49

But Jesus cried out and said, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. I have come [as] a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness. read more.
And if anyone hears my words and does not observe [them], I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has one who judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father himself who sent me {has commanded me} what I should say and what I should speak.

Rejection » The reward for rejecting knowledge

Hosea 4:1-6

Hear the word of Yahweh, children of Israel, for Yahweh has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, there is no knowledge of God in the land. Swearing and lying, murdering and stealing, and adultery break out, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away. read more.
Yet, let no one contend, and let no one accuse, for with you, O priest, [is my] contention. You will stumble [by] day, and the priest also will stumble with you at night. And I will destroy your mother; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Rejection » Who the lord rejects

Hosea 4:1-6

Hear the word of Yahweh, children of Israel, for Yahweh has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, there is no knowledge of God in the land. Swearing and lying, murdering and stealing, and adultery break out, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away. read more.
Yet, let no one contend, and let no one accuse, for with you, O priest, [is my] contention. You will stumble [by] day, and the priest also will stumble with you at night. And I will destroy your mother; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Rejection » Of Christ » The chief priests and rulers

Luke 23:18

But they all cried out in unison, saying, "Take this man away, and release for us Barabbas!"

Topics on Rejection

Arrogance, Rejection Of

20;8;13

The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity.

Attitudes Of Rejection

23;53;3

[He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard.

Feelings Of Rejection By God

19;74;1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Rejection Of Christ

41;12;10

Have you not read this scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become {the cornerstone}.

Rejection Of God

12;17;15

They rejected his statutes, his covenant which he {made} with their ancestors, and his warnings which he gave to them; and they went after the idols, became vain, and [went] after all the nations which [were] all around them, which Yahweh had commanded them not to do as they [did].

Rejection Of God's Call

23;6;9

And he said, "Go and say to this people, 'Keep on listening and do not comprehend! And keep on looking and do not understand!'

Rejection Of God's Word

19;50;17

while you yourself hate discipline, and cast my words behind you?

Rejection Of God, Results Of

1;6;6

And Yahweh regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and {he was grieved in his heart}.

Rejection Of Spiritual Instruction

14;30;10

And it happened [that] the runners were passing from city to city in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and up to Zebulun, but they were laughing at them and mocking them.