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Come and be his “living stones”[a] who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests,[b] offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:5 To be identified as Christ’s living stones means that we are in union with him and share his nature, for he is the Living Stone.
  2. 1 Peter 2:5 Or “priesthood” (or “community of priests”). See Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:4–6.