1 Peter 2:3-13 NIV

3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.1

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The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone2--rejected by men but chosen by God3 and precious to him--

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5 you also, like living stones, are being built4 into a spiritual house5 to be a holy priesthood,6 offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.7

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6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,8 and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."a9

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7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,10 "The stone the builders rejected11 has become the capstone,b "c12

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    • b 2:7 - Or "cornerstone"
    • c 2:7 - Psalm 118:22
      8 and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall."d13 They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.14

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      9 But you are a chosen people,15 a royal priesthood,16 a holy nation,17 a people belonging to God,18 that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.19

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      10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;20 once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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      11 Dear friends,21 I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world,22 to abstain from sinful desires,23 which war against your soul.24

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      12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds25 and glorify God26 on the day he visits us.

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      Submission to Rulers and Masters

      13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority27 instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,

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