But you are a chosen people,(A) a royal priesthood,(B) a holy nation,(C) God’s special possession,(D) that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.(E)

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you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests(A) and a holy nation.’(B) These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 19:6 Or possession, for the whole earth is mine. You

And you will be called priests(A) of the Lord,
    you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth(B) of nations,
    and in their riches you will boast.

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and has made us to be a kingdom and priests(A) to serve his God and Father(B)—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.(C)

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10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests(A) to serve our God,
    and they will reign[a] on the earth.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 5:10 Some manuscripts they reign

Blessed(A) and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death(B) has no power over them, but they will be priests(C) of God and of Christ and will reign with him(D) for a thousand years.

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