Romans 9:31: "But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness,” [The Levitical Laws/Priesthood] “hath not attained to the law of righteousness."
Romans 9:32: "Wherefore? Because they” [Israel] “sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;"
Romans 9:33: "As it is written, Behold, I” [God] “lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him” [Christ] “shall not be ashamed."