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also he is

a stone that will make people stumble,
a rock over which they will trip.[a]

They are stumbling at the Word, disobeying it — as had been planned. But you are a chosen people,[b] the King’s cohanim,[c] a holy nation,[d] a people for God to possess![e] Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; before, you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.[f]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:8 Isaiah 8:14
  2. 1 Peter 2:9 Isaiah 43:20; Deuteronomy 7:6; 10:15
  3. 1 Peter 2:9 Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 61:6
  4. 1 Peter 2:9 Exodus 19:6
  5. 1 Peter 2:9 Isaiah 43:21; Exodus 19:5
  6. 1 Peter 2:10 Hosea 2:25(23)

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