1 Peter 2:2-10
New International Version
The Living Stone and a Chosen People
4 As you come to him, the living Stone(D)—rejected by humans but chosen by God(E) and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built(F) into a spiritual house[a](G) to be a holy priesthood,(H) offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.(I) 6 For in Scripture it says:
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,(L)
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.(P)
9 But you are a chosen people,(Q) a royal priesthood,(R) a holy nation,(S) God’s special possession,(T) that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.(U) 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;(V) once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.