1 Peter 2:4-8 NLT

4 Come to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God's temple. He was rejected by the people, but he is precious to God who chose him.
5 And now God is building you, as living stones, into his spiritual temple. What's more, you are God's holy priests, who offer the spiritual sacrifices that please him because of Jesus Christ.
6 As the Scriptures express it, "I am placing a stone in Jerusalem, a a chosen cornerstone, and anyone who believes in him will never be disappointed.b"

References for 1 Peter 2:6

    • f 2:6 - Greek <I>in Zion.</I>
    • g 2:6 - Or <I>will never be put to shame.</I> Isa 28:16.
      7 Yes, he is very precious to you who believe. But for those who reject him, "The stone that was rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone." c

      References for 1 Peter 2:7

        • h 2:7 - Ps 118:22.
          8 And the Scriptures also say, "He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that will make them fall." d They stumble because they do not listen to God's word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been planned for them.

          References for 1 Peter 2:8

            • i 2:8 - Isa 8:14.