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Luke 20:17–18

17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, Then what is the meaning of that which is written:

“ ‘The stone the builders rejected

has become the cornerstonea?q

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”r

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Luke 20:17–18 — English Standard Version (ESV)

17 But he looked directly at them and said, What then is this that is written:

“ ‘The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

Luke 20:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Luke 20:17–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Jesus looked at them and said, Then what does this Scripture mean?

The stone that the builders rejected

has now become the cornerstone.’

18 Everyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on.”

Luke 20:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Then He looked at them and said, What then is this that is written:

The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone?

18 Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”

Luke 20:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 But Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what does this verse mean:

‘The stone that the builders rejected

became the cornerstone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken, and the person on whom it falls, that person will be crushed!”

Luke 20:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written,

The stone which the builders rejected,

The same was made the head of the corner?

18 Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

Luke 20:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 But he looking at them said, What then is this that is written, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone? 18 Every one falling on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

Luke 20:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 Then Jesus looked straight at them and asked, “What, then, does this Scripture verse mean: 

‘The stone that the builders rejected 

has become the cornerstone’? 

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken. If that stone falls on anyone, it will crush that person.” 

Luke 20:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 But He looked at them and said, Then what is the meaning of this Scripture:

The stone that the builders rejected

this has become the cornerstone?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and if it falls on anyone, it will grind him to powder!”

Luke 20:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 But he looked at them and said, What then does this text mean:

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”

Luke 20:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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.’

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls—it will crush him!”

Luke 20:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 Jesus looked right at them and said, “Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written,

“ ‘The stone the builders didn’t accept

has become the most important stone of all.’

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on.”

Luke 20:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 But Jesus looked at them and said, What then is this that is written:

The stone which the builders rejected,

This became the chief corner stone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”


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