“And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:8 Who stumble, whereunto also they were appointed - They who believe not, stumble, and fall, and perish for ever; God having appointed from all eternity, he that believeth not shall be damned.
1Pe 2:8 A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence. He is this to the disobedient. To believers, "precious"; to the disobedient, a stone over which they stumble and fall. [Even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient. Unto stumbling over the stone and falling. Whereunto also they were appointed. This is God's appointment to the disobedient. It is the result of their unbelief. The idea is that stumbling is their condition. When they reject Christ they stumble more and more.