and

A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.[a](A)

They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destined(B) for this.

But you are a chosen race,[b][c](C) a royal priesthood,[d](D) a holy nation,[e](E) a people for his possession,[f](F) so that you may proclaim the praises[g][h](G) of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.(H) 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy,(I) but now you have received mercy.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:8 Is 8:14
  2. 2:9 Or generation, or nation
  3. 2:9 Dt 7:6; 10:15; Is 43:20 LXX
  4. 2:9 Ex 19:6; 23:22 LXX; Is 61:6
  5. 2:9 Ex 19:6; 23:22 LXX
  6. 2:9 Ex 19:5; 23:22 LXX; Dt 4:20; 7:6; Is 43:21 LXX
  7. 2:9 Or the mighty deeds
  8. 2:9 Is 42:12; 43:21

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