“I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem,[a] chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”[b]
7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him.[c] But for those who reject him,
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”[d]
“He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.”[e]
They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests,[f] a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
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