So rid yourselves ofa all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander.
Like newborn infants, desire the unadulterated spiritual milk,b so that you may grow by it in [your] salvation,cd3
since you have tasted that the Lord is good. e4
Coming to Him, a living stone-rejectedf by men but chosen and valuableg to God-
you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual househ for a holy priesthoodi to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Godj through Jesus Christ.
For it stands in Scripture: Look! I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and valuable cornerstone, and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame! klm