1 Peter 2:1-9 NKJV

1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, a

References for 1 Peter 2:2

    • h 2:2 - NU-Text adds up to salvation.
      3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
      4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
      5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
      6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame." b

      References for 1 Peter 2:6

        • i 2:6 - Isaiah 28:16
          7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, c "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone," d

          References for 1 Peter 2:7

            • j 2:7 - NU-Text reads to those who disbelieve.
            • k 2:7 - Psalm 118:22
              8 and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." e They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

              References for 1 Peter 2:8

                • l 2:8 - Isaiah 8:14
                  9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;