As you come to him, a living stone 1rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
52you yourselves like living stones are being built up as 3a spiritual house, to be 4a holy priesthood, 5to offer spiritual sacrifices 6acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For it stands in Scripture: 7"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, 8and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."
So the honor is for you who 9believe, but for those who 10do not believe, 11"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"a8
and 12"A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense."They stumble because they disobey the word, 13as they were destined to do.