And coming to Him as to a livingstone which has been 1rejected by men, but is achoice and precious in the sight of God,
52you also, as livingstones, bare being built up as a 3spiritualhouse for a holy4priesthood, to 5offer up spiritualsacrificesacceptable to GodthroughJesusChrist.
For this is contained in cScripture : "6BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICESTONE, A 7PRECIOUSCORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN dHIM WILL NOT BE eDISAPPOINTED."
78Thispreciousvalue, then, is for you who believe ; but for those who disbelieve, "9THE STONEWHICH THE BUILDERS10REJECTED, THISBECAME THE VERYCORNER stone,"
and, "11A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE "; 12for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, 13and to this doom they were alsoappointed.