and a stumbling-stone 1 and a rock to trip over. 2 They stumble 3 because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 4
and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.
And the Scriptures also say, "He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that will make them fall." They stumble because they do not listen to God’s word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been planned for them.
For the untrusting it's...a stone to trip over, a boulder blocking the way. They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted.
And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God.
and "A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
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to trip over
. They stumble
because they disobey
, as they were destined to do.
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1 tn Grk “a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” The latter phrase uses the term σκάνδαλον (skandalon), denoting an obstacle to faith, something that arouses anger and rejection.
2 sn A quotation from Isa 8:14.
3 tn Grk “who stumble,” referring to “those who do not believe” in vs. 7. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
4 tn Grk “to which they were also destined.”