17 But he looked intently at them and[a] said, “What then is this that is written:

‘The stone which the builders rejected,
    this has become the cornerstone.’[b]

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls—it will crush him!” 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay their[c] hands on him at that same hour, and they were afraid of the people, for they knew that he had told this parable with reference to them.

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  1. Luke 20:17 Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“looked intently at”) has been translated as a finite verb
  2. Luke 20:17 Literally “the head of the corner”
  3. Luke 20:19 Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun

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