1 Peter 2:4

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The living stone, rejected Christ is the chief foundation of his Church, the corner-stone of the building, whom the Jews, and other obstinate unbelievers, reject to their own condemnation and destruction. See Isaias xxviii. 16.; Matthew xxi. 42.; Acts iv. 11.; Romans ix. 32. (Witham)

Shepherd of Hermas

AD 150
Of the stones that were dragged out of the depths, they placed in the building just as they were: for they were polished and fitted exactly into the other stones, and became so united one with another that the lines of juncture could not be perceived.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
, among the Jews from Jerusalem "among the other things named, "the wise architect "too. and knowing how to bear infirmity: "to wit as having been set by the Father "for a stone of offence"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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