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and “a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of [a] falling” [Isa 8:14]— who stumble while[b] disobeying the word, to which indeed they were appointed[c].

And You Are Chosen By God To Report His Virtues To The World

And you are a chosen family[d], a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may report the virtues[e] of the One having called you out of darkness into His marvelous light— 10 who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; the ones not having received-mercy, but now having received-mercy.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:8 That is, causing a fall.
  2. 1 Peter 2:8 That is, because they are disobeying; or, by disobeying.
  3. 1 Peter 2:8 Or, destined.
  4. 1 Peter 2:9 Or, race, people, nation.
  5. 1 Peter 2:9 Or, excellencies, praises, mighty acts.