cornerstone

cornerstone

The large stone placed in the foundation at the principal corner of a building. Most biblical occurrences of this term are metaphorical. (Job 38:6) imagines God as creator laying a cornerstone upon which to “construct” the world. The cornerstone of (Ps 118:22) is either Israel or its king, rejected as “insignificant” by the nations, but exalted by God. In (Isa 28:16) God lays a cornerstone in Zion. In the NT both (Ps 118:22) and (Isa 28:16) are applied to Jesus as Messiah (Matt 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Rom 9:33; Eph 2:20; and 1Pet 2:4-8).

Job 38:6

6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone

Ps 118:22

22The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.

Isa 28:16

16therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
See, I am laying in Zion a foundation stone,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation:
“One who trusts will ... View more

Ps 118:22

22The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.

Isa 28:16

16therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
See, I am laying in Zion a foundation stone,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation:
“One who trusts will ... View more

Matt 21:42

42Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
and i ... View more

Mark 12:10

10Have you not read this scripture:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;

Luke 20:17

17But he looked at them and said, “What then does this text mean:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?

Acts 4:11

11This Jesus is
‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
it has become the cornerstone.’

Rom 9:33

33as it is written,
“See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall,
and whoever believes in him will not be pu ... View more

Eph 2:20

20built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.

1Pet 2:4-8

4Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God's sight, and5like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritua ... View more

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