Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
References for 1 Peter 2:1
like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,
if you have tasted that the Lord [is] kind,
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to whom you are drawing near, a living stone rejected by men but chosen [and] precious in the sight of God.
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.
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."