Rock of offense

Peter used the phrase Rock of offense as a name of Jesus when he quoted a verse from Isaiah. The whole passage paints the picture of Jesus coming unrecognized by the Jews. They rejected Him, not realizing that He was God’s specially chosen and tested stone. Consequently, he became a rock of offense and a stumbling stone to them.

Jesus became a Rock of offense to some people. This name of Jesus pictured in the Greek text of 1 Peter 2:8.

Jesus became a Rock of offense to some people. The Greek text of 1 Pet. 2:8.

Rock of offense in Greek:

Petra skandalou

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4073, 4625

Bible references: Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:8

Both verses quote Isa. 8:14, which in the KJV is about the same as the New Testament verses. However, the Hebrew reads differently for this name of God, although in the Greek version the name stumbling stone appears.

This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,
The stone which the builders
rejected,
This became the very cornerstone,”
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.
(1 Peter 2:7-8)

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