14 He will be a sanctuary;(A)
but for the two houses of Israel,
he will be a stone(B) to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,(C)
and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 Many will stumble over these;(D)
they will fall and be broken;
they will be snared and captured.

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34 As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it,[a](A) struck the statue(B) on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them.(C) 35 Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff(D) from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled(E) the whole earth.

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  1. 2:34 Lit off not by hands

44 “In the days of those kings, the God of the heavens will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed,(A) and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all these kingdoms(B) and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever. 45 You saw a stone(C) break off from the mountain without a hand touching it,[a](D) and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future.(E) The dream is certain, and its interpretation reliable.”

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  1. 2:45 Lit mountain, not by hands

32 Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works.[a] They stumbled over the stumbling stone.(A) 33 As it is written,

Look, I am putting a stone in Zion to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,
and the one who believes on him(B)
will not be put to shame.[b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 9:32 Other mss add of the law
  2. 9:33 Is 8:14; 28:16

and

A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.[a](A)

They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destined(B) for this.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:8 Is 8:14

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