Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 9:32
We must supply the omitted verb ediwxa (pursued) from verse 31. That explains the rest.
- They stumbled at the stone of stumbling (prosekopsan twi litwi tou proskommatov).
- The quotation is from Isaiah 8:14. Proskoptw means to cut (koptw) against (prov) as in Matthew 4:6; John 11:9. The Jews found Christ a skandalon (1 Corinthians 1:23).