Bible: Romans 9:30-33

Israel’s Rejection Culpable

9:30 What shall we say then? – that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith, 9:31 but Israel even though pursuing 1  a law of righteousness 2  did not attain it. 3  9:32 Why not? Because they pursued 4  it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. 5  They stumbled over the stumbling stone, 6  9:33 just as it is written,

Look, I am laying in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble

and a rock that will make them fall, 7 

yet the one who believes in him will not be put to shame. 8 

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