1 Peter 2:1-12 LEB

Chosen as Living Stones

1 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

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      2 like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,
      3 if you have tasted that the Lord [is] kind,a

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        • u 2:3 - A quotation from Ps 34:8
          4 to whom you are drawing near, a living stone rejected by men but chosen [and] precious in the sight of God.
          5 And [you] yourselves, as living stones, are being built up [as] a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
          6 For it stands in scripture, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a chosen [and] precious cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."
          7 Therefore the honor [is] for you who believe, but for those who refuse to believe, "The stone that the builders rejected, this one has become {the cornerstone},"
          8 and "A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense," who stumble [because they] disobey the word to which also they were consigned.
          9 But you [are] a chosen race,b a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

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            • v 2:9 - Or "people," or "generation," or "nation"
              10 who once [were] not a people, but now [are] the people of God, the ones [who were] not shown mercy, but now are shown mercy.c

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                • w 2:10 - This verse contains quotations from Hos 1:6, 9; 2:23
                  11 Dear friends, I urge [you] as foreigners and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires which wage war against yourd soul,

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                    • x 2:11 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                      12 maintaining your good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in [the things] in which they slander you as evildoers, by seeing your good deeds they may glorify God on the day of visitation.