As Living Stones

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been (A)rejected by men, but is [a]choice and precious in the sight of God, (B)you also, as living stones, [b]are being built up as a (C)spiritual house for a holy (D)priesthood, to (E)offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in [c]Scripture:

(F)Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a (G)precious corner stone,
And he who believes in [d]Him will not be [e]disappointed.”

(H)This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,

(I)The stone which the builders (J)rejected,
This became the very corner stone,”

and,

(K)A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;

(L)for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, (M)and to this doom they were also appointed.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:4 Lit chosen; or elect
  2. 1 Peter 2:5 Or allow yourselves to be built up; or build yourselves up
  3. 1 Peter 2:6 Or a scripture
  4. 1 Peter 2:6 Or it
  5. 1 Peter 2:6 Or put to shame

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