1 Peter 1:22-2:10
English Standard Version
22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for (A)a sincere brotherly love, (B)love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 (C)since you have been born again, (D)not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through (E)the living and abiding word of God; 24 for
And this word (H)is the good news that was preached to you.
A Living Stone and a Holy People
2 (I)So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 (J)Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual (K)milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have (L)tasted that the Lord is good.
4 As you come to him, a living stone (M)rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 (N)you yourselves like living stones are being built up as (O)a spiritual house, to be (P)a holy priesthood, (Q)to offer spiritual sacrifices (R)acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:
(X)“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, (Y)as they were destined to do.
9 But you are (Z)a chosen race, (AA)a royal (AB)priesthood, (AC)a holy nation, (AD)a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you (AE)out of darkness into (AF)his marvelous light. 10 (AG)Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
- 1 Peter 2:7 Greek the head of the corner