1 Peter 2:4-8New King James Version (NKJV)
The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People
4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,[b]
“The stone which the builders rejected
“A stone of stumbling
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
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