Matthew 21:44

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer shall fall on this stone, shalbe broken: but on whom soeuer it shall fall, it will grinde him to powder.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Any man falling on this stone will be broken, but he on whom it comes down will be crushed to dust.
- Basic English Bible

And he that falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
- Webster's Bible

He who falls on this stone will be severely hurt; but he on whom it falls will be utterly crushed."
- Weymouth Bible

He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust."
- World English Bible

And he that schal falle on this stoon, schal be brokun; but on whom it schal falle, it schal al tobrise hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is falling on this stone shall be broken, and on whomsoever it may fall it will crush him to pieces.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:44


21:44 Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken - Stumblers at Christ shall even then receive much hurt. He is said to fall on this stone, who hears the Gospel and does not believe. But on whomsoever it shall fall - In vengeance, it will utterly destroy him. It will fall on every unbeliever, when Christ cometh in the clouds of heaven. #Luke 20:18|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:44


Mt 21:44 Whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken. Two fates are named for opposers in this verse: (1) those who fall on the stone shall be broken; (2) those on whom the stone shall fall shall be ground to powder. While the principle is general, the special application is to the Jewish opposers. Their "falling upon" the Stone (Christ) was the ruin of their nation. When the Stone "fell upon them", in the judgment he had predicted because they rejected him, they were ground to powder in the awful desolation that occurred about thirty-seven years later.

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