1 Peter 2:4-12 NAS

As Living Stones

4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been 1rejected by men, but is achoice and precious in the sight of God,

References for 1 Peter 2:4

    •  2:4 - Lit "chosen;" or "elect"
      5 2you also, as living stones, bare being built up as a 3spiritual house for a holy 4priesthood, to 5offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

      References for 1 Peter 2:5

        • € 2:5 - Or "allow yourselves to be built up;" or "build yourselves up"
          6 For this is contained in cScripture: "6BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A 7PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN dHIM WILL NOT BE eDISAPPOINTED."

          References for 1 Peter 2:6

            •  2:6 - Or "a scripture"
            • ‚ 2:6 - Or "it"
            • ƒ 2:6 - Or "put to shame"
              7 8This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "9THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS 10REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,"

              References for 1 Peter 2:7

              8 and, "11A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE "; 12for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, 13and to this doom they were also appointed.

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              9 But you are 14A CHOSEN RACE, A royal 15PRIESTHOOD, A 16HOLY NATION, 17A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you 18out of darkness into His marvelous light;

              References for 1 Peter 2:9

              10 19for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.

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              11 20Beloved, 21I urge you as 22aliens and strangers to abstain from 23fleshly lusts which wage 24war against the soul.

              References for 1 Peter 2:11

              12 25Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they 26slander you as evildoers, they may fbecause of your good deeds, as they observe them, 27glorify God 28in the day of gvisitation.

              References for 1 Peter 2:12

                • „ 2:12 - Or "as a result of"
                • … 2:12 - I.e. Christ's coming again in judgment