Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,
as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,
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if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord [is] good.
To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,
yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Because it is contained in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be put to shame.
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To you therefore who believe [is] the preciousness; but to the disobedient, the stone which the builders cast away as worthless, this is become head of [the] corner,
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and a stone of stumbling and rock of offence; [who] stumble at the word, being disobedient to which also they have been appointed.
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But *ye* [are] a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;
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