Enigmatic

What can these enigmatic verses possibly mean?

Enigmatic = puzzling, baffling, cryptic, difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.

Stone = Pyramid with The King  Yeshua Messiah on the top?

But also that Yeshua Messiah is a Precious Sacred Stone:

1 Peter 2:4 Expanded Bible (EXB)  Come to the Lord Jesus, the ·“stone” that lives [L a living stone; C Jesus is the most important stone in the spiritual temple described in v. 5]. ·The people of the world did not want this stone, but he was the stone God chose, and he was precious [rejected by people, but chosen and precious/valuable to God].

1 Peter 2:5 Expanded Bible (EXB)  You also are like living stones, so let yourselves be used to build a spiritual ·temple [house]—to be holy priests who offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable [pleasing] to God ·through [or because they are mediated by] Yeshua Messiah.

Isaiah 28:16 Expanded Bible (EXB)  Because of these things, this is what the Lord God says: “I will ·put [lay; establish] a stone in the ground in ·Jerusalem [Zion;C the location of the Temple], a tested stone. ·Everything will be built on this important and precious rock [L …a precious cornerstone for a firm foundation].     Anyone who trusts in it will never ·be disappointed [or panic; waver; be shaken.

Matthew 21:42 Expanded Bible (EXB) 42 Jesus said to them, “·Surely you have read [Haven’t you ever read?] this in the Scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone [capstone; keystone; head of the corner; the meaning is uncertain, but clearly refers to the most important stone in the building; Jesus is the rejected stone]The Lord did this,  and it is ·wonderful [amazing; marvelous] ·to us [for us to see; in our eyes.

Psalm 118:22-23 Expanded Bible (EXB) 22 The stone that the builders rejected became the chief cornerstone . 23 The Lord did this [This is from the Lord]and it is wonderful to us [in our eyes].

Luke 20:17 Expanded Bible (EXB) 17 But Jesus looked [directly; intently] at them and said, “Then what does this Scripture passage mean: ‘The stone that the builders rejected  became the cornerstone [or capstone; or keystone; head of the corner]’? [This is the most important stone in the building; Jesus is the rejected stone.]

Acts 4:11 Expanded Bible (EXB) 11 Jesus is the stone that you builders ·rejected [despised] which has become the cornerstone [Jesus is the central stone that holds up the building].

Ephesians 2:20Expanded Bible (EXB) 20 You are like a building that was built […having been built] on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus himself is the ·most important stone [cornerstone; or capstone; Is. 28:16; 1 Cor. 3:11] in that building.

1 Peter 2:6 Expanded Bible (EXB) The Scripture ·says [L contains][L See; Look,] I will ·put a stone in the ground in Jerusalem [L lay a stone in Zion; C Zion is a poetic term for Jerusalem]Everything will be built on this important and precious rock [L a chosen and precious cornerstone; C the stone that supports the others]Anyone who ·trusts [believes; has faith] in him  will never be ·disappointed [L put to shame; ].” 1 Peter 2:7 Expanded Bible (EXB) ·This stone is worth much to you who believe [or You who believe see the honor/value/preciousness of the stone; L The honor is to you who believe]. But to the people who do not believe, “the stone that the builders rejected  has become ·the cornerstone [L head of the corner; C the precise meaning is uncertain, but clearly refers to the most important stone in a building].”  2:8 ·Also, he is [And] “a stone that causes people to stumble, a rock that ·makes them fall [trips them; snares them; causes them to sin; offends them].”

They stumble because they do not obey ·what God says [the message/word], which is what God ·planned to happen to [destined/appointed for] them.

Ephesians 2:20-22 Expanded Bible (EXB) 20 ·You are like a building that was built […having been built] on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus himself is the ·most important stone [cornerstone; or capstone] in that building, 21 and that whole building is joined together in Christ. He makes it grow and become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in Christ you, too, are being ·built together with the Jews [L built together] into a place where God lives through the Spirit.

Mark 12:10-11 Expanded Bible EXB) 10 ·Surely you have read [Have you never read…?] this Scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected became the ·cornerstone [capstone; keystone; head of the corner;C the meaning is uncertain, but clearly refers to the most important stone in the building; Jesus is the rejected stone]11 The Lord did this, and it is ·wonderful [amazing; marvelous] ·to us [for us to see; in our eyes].

Isaiah 8:14 Expanded Bible (EXB) 14 Then he will be a ·place of safety for you [sanctuary; holy place; or snare]. But [or And] for the two ·families [houses] of Israel [C Israel and Judah]he will be like a stone that causes people to stumble, like a rock that makes them fall . He will be like a trap for the ·people [inhabitants] of Jerusalem, and he will catch them in his ·trap [snare].

Isaiah 28:16 Expanded Bible (EXB) 16 Because of these things, this is what the Lord God says: “I will ·put [lay; establish] a stone in the ground in ·Jerusalem [Zion;C the location of the Temple], a tested stone. Everything will be built on this important and precious rock [a precious cornerstone for a firm foundation]. Anyone who trusts in it will never ·be disappointed [or panic; waver; be shaken].

Romans 32 [Why?] because they tried to make themselves right by ·the things they did [works] instead of ·trusting in God to make them right [L by faith]. They stumbled over the stone that causes people to stumble.

Romans 9:33 Expanded Bible (EXB) 33 As it is written in the Scripture: [L Look; T Behold] I will put in ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C a poetic term for Jerusalem and symbolizing the nation Israel] a stone that causes people to stumble,  a rock that makes them fall. Anyone who ·trusts [believes; has faith] in him will never be ·disappointed [put to shame; disgraced].”

1 Corinthians 3:11 Expanded Bible (EXB) 11 The foundation that has already been laid is Jesus Christ, and no one can lay down any other foundation.

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What can this possibly mean?

Jeremiah 13:23 Expanded Bible (EXB) 23 Can a person from ·Cush [Ethiopia] change ·his skin [L its color]?  Can a leopard change his spots?
In the same way, you [C Jerusalem] cannot change and do good,  because you are accustomed to doing evil.

CJB Jeremiah 13:23 Can an Ethiopian change his skin? Or a leopard its spots? If they can, then you can do good, who are so accustomed to doing evil.

CEV Jeremiah 13:23 Can you ever change and do what’s right? Can people change the color of their skin, or can a leopard remove its spots? If so, then maybe you can change and learn to do right.

MSG Jeremiah 13:23 Can an African change skin? Can a leopard get rid of its spots? So what are the odds on you doing good, you who are so long-practiced in evil?

VOICE  Jeremiah 13:23 And still, you will not change. Can the Ethiopian change his skin? Can a leopard change its spots? It seems just as unlikely that you will change your ways and do good, when you are so used to doing evil—it has become such a part of you.

New English Translation (NET Bible) Lamentations 4:7  Her consecrated ones were brighter than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies more ruddy than corals,their hair like lapis lazuli.

 

 

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