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Acts 4:11

    Acts 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is the stone which you builders had no use for, but which has been made the chief stone of the building.

    Webster's Revision

    He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

    World English Bible

    He is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

    Definitions for Acts 4:11

    Nought - Nothing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 4:11

    This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders - By your rejection and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, you have fulfilled one of your own prophecies, Psalm 118:22; and, as one part of this prophecy is now so literally fulfilled, ye may rest assured, so shall the other; and this rejected stone shall speedily become the head stone of the corner. See the note on Matthew 21:42.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 4:11

    This is the stone - This passage is found in Psalm 118:22. It is quoted, also, by our Saviour as applicable to himself. See the notes on Matthew 21:42. The ancient Jews applied this to David. In the Targum on Psalm 118:22, this passage is rendered, "The child who was among the sons of Jesse, and was worthy to be constituted king, the builders rejected." The New Testament writers, however, apply it without any doubt to the Messiah. Compare Isaiah 28:16; Romans 9:33; Ephesians 2:20. And from this passage we may learn that God will overrule the devices and plans of wicked men to accomplish his own purposes. What people despise and set at naught, he esteems of inestimable value in his kingdom. What the great and the mighty contemn, he regards as the very foundation and cornerstone of the edifice which he designs to rear. Nothing has been more remarkable than this in the history of man; and in nothing is more contempt thrown on the proud projects of people, than that what they have rejected God has made the very basis of his schemes.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 4:11

    4:11 Psalm 118:22.