1 Peter 2:1-7 NIV

1 Therefore, rid yourselves1 of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander2 of every kind.

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2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,3 so that by it you may grow up4 in your salvation,

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3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.5

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The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone6--rejected by men but chosen by God7 and precious to him--

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5 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

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6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,12 and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."a13

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7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,14 "The stone the builders rejected15 has become the capstone,b "c16

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    • b 2:7 - Or "cornerstone"
    • c 2:7 - Psalm 118:22