Therefore, rid yourselves1 of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander2 of every kind.
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,3 so that by it you may grow up4 in your salvation,
now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.5
As you come to him, the living Stone6--rejected by men but chosen by God7 and precious to him--
you also, like living stones, are being built8 into a spiritual house9 to be a holy priesthood,10 offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.11