1Therefore, 1puttingasideallamalice and alldeceit and bhypocrisy and cenvy and alld2slander,
23likenewbornbabies, long for the e4purefmilk of the word, so that by it you may 5growgin respect to salvation,
3if you have 6tastedh7the kindness of the Lord.
And coming to Him as to a livingstone which has been 8rejected by men, but is ichoice and precious in the sight of God,
59you also, as livingstones, jare being built up as a 10spiritualhouse for a holy11priesthood, to 12offer up spiritualsacrificesacceptable to GodthroughJesusChrist.
For this is contained in kScripture: "13BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICESTONE, A 14PRECIOUSCORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN lHIM WILL NOT BE mDISAPPOINTED."
715Thispreciousvalue, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "16THE STONEWHICH THE BUILDERS17REJECTED, THISBECAME THE VERYCORNER stone,"