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As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God’s sight, you, too, as living stones, are building yourselves up into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, so that you may offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus, the Messiah.[a] This is why it says in Scripture:

“Look! I am laying a chosen, precious cornerstone[b] in Zion.
    The one who believes in him will never be ashamed.”[c]

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  1. 1 Peter 2:5 Or Christ
  2. 1 Peter 2:6 Or capstone
  3. 1 Peter 2:6 Cf. Isa 28:16