Stone That The Builder Rejected

It was neither oblong or square, and has reference to the "keystone" or copestone. According to Masonic legends, the builders of the Temple of Solomon became bewildered when they received this particular stone, and as it was neither oblong or square as they were used to receiving subsequently threw it aside. They later found that this stone was very necessary and important, and that it was to become the head of the corner. The Bible make this "rejected stone" a type of the Christ, who is indeed the "chief stone" in the building of Christian character and of the Kingdom of God… — ( Psalms 118:22 - Matthew 21:42 - Mark 12:10 - John 1:4 - 1 Peter 2:4,6 )

Biblical References

Psalms 118:22

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

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Matthew 21:42

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

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Mark 12:10

And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

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John 1:4

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

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1 Peter 2:4,6

4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

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