Luke 20:18


“Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Luke 20:18

“Whosoeuer shall fall vpon that stone, shalbe broken: but on whomsoeuer it shall fall, it will grinde him to powder.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Luke chapter 20

“"Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust."”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Everyone falling on that stone will be broken, but the man on whom the stone comes down will be crushed to dust.”
Basic English Bible

“Every one falling on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.”
Darby Bible

“Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be bruised: and upon whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Whoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. ”
Webster's Bible

“Every one who falls on that stone will be severely hurt, but on whomsoever it falls, he will be utterly crushed."”
Weymouth Bible

“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but it will crush whomever it falls on to dust."”
World English Bible

“Ech that schal falle on that stoon, schal be to-brisid, but on whom it schal falle, it schal al to-breke him.”
Wycliffe Bible

“every one who hath fallen on that stone shall be broken, and on whom it may fall, it will crush him to pieces.'”
Youngs Literal Bible


Chris's comment on 2020-11-24 05:21:56:

And thank you too Wendy for what you just shared. Praise the Lord that your eyes & heart have been opened to the Truth & you have indeed been set free. So many RCs are kept in ignorance, believing the Mass is the 'be all & end all' to their faith. Also, by not getting into God's Word for themselves, many have continued in darkness, believing that they were walking in Light & saved through the Church. But the Lord will have His Way & that was wonderful to read that He has blessed you by bringing you on His Path. Walk on in the Joy & Blessing of the Lord.


Wendy Dillon's comment on 2020-11-23 04:50:13:

Yes Chris...I should have known after RC grade school and high school...but had no knowledge of biblical teachings I just knew the mass. There is an "auto pilot" reaction to taking a pue at mass for many.

Yes, I praise God that He delivered my family from datkness! Now there is true love in my heart for the Lord and a desire to fellowship with Him. I used to be afraid to think about God because I did not understand grace. I thought I had to earn my way into Heaven and knew that I was not "good enough". That is the greatest shame of America many do not understand that salvation is a free gift. Thank you for your comment and God bless you.


Chris's comment on 2020-11-20 00:54:15:

I'm surprised that as a former RC you didn't believe in the pre-existence of Jesus (as the Word of God, of course). The Nicene Creed specifically states that Jesus was there prior to His birth in Bethlehem. "I believe in the one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages, God from God, etc.etc." Anyway, now that the Light from God's Word has now shined upon you, your knowledge of your Saviour has increased making more sense of God's provision of His Own Sacrifice for each one of us. Blessings.


Wenmar's comment on 2020-11-19 05:23:11:

Andrew, I believe your objection is to the use of the term "trinity" which is confusing for those who are not believers. In fact this term is used against Christianity by muslims and other pagans. As a former catholic, I can say that I believed that there was no Jesus Christ until Bethlehem. It was not until I started to read the bible that I understood that the Son of God and the Holy Spirit are not separate from God the Father. They are three distinct and eternal beings that are ,together, the one and only God.


stanjett's comment on 2020-11-18 23:35:09:

Broken, not broken in pieces. What happens to a wild horse when he is broken? He becomes calm and obeys the one that broke him.


Chris's comment on 2020-11-18 20:36:33:

Carl, if you would permit me to take up your Scripture reference to a similar one in Matthew 21:42-44 as there is a little more given there.

Jesus was speaking to the chief priests & elders (v23), concerning the condition of their hearts, the reception they gave Him & the judgement of God they rightly deserved (vv 33-46).

In verse 42, Jesus speaks of the cornerstone of a building, which in those days, would have been a larger stone, with special markings that made it important & warranted a place of prominence. But in the parable, Jesus, as the Stone that the builders (the Jews which should have recognized the Messiah & built upon from His coming) rejected (rejected & crucified Him), the same One that they rejected, God had made the Cornerstone (of a new building, not of Jews, but those who would believe in Jesus Christ).

Verse 43: The Kingdom of God, which should have been the joy & presence of God amongst His people, were taken from them, as being unworthy, & given to another which would bring forth good fruit & not rotten fruit as the Jews did in their treatment of their Messiah.

Verse 44: upon this Cornerstone from God, if any should fall over this prominent Stone (i.e. be injured by their disobedience even though Jesus was there with them, & tripping on it, being made destitute & miserable), their injury would be severe. But there would still be hope if they learned from their hurt. However, to those that the Stone should fall upon, they would be ground to powder (the final judgement of the Messiah-rejecting Jews will be so severe, that it is likened to a complete desolation, with their remains blown into the winds as powder disperses). The picture here is something they would understand: of one about to be stoned for a crime - the witness would first cast the first blow to kill him, but if that didn't do the job, then he would be put to death by a large stone dropped on the head. This was probably how Stephen died at the hands of Saul (Acts 7:58-60).


Carl J Jackson's comment on 2020-11-18 17:52:00:

What does it mean that who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces ?


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