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1 Peter 2:1-6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So then, rid yourselves of all evil, all lying, hypocrisy, jealousy, and evil speech. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can grow up and be saved, 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 because you have already examined and seen how good the Lord is. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Come to the Lord Jesus, the "stone" that lives. The people of the world did not want this stone, but he was the stone God chose, and he was precious. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
5 You also are like living stones, so let yourselves be used to build a spiritual temple -- to be holy priests who offer spiritual sacrifices to God. He will accept those sacrifices through Jesus Christ. 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 The Scripture says: "I will put a stone in the ground in Jerusalem. Everything will be built on this important and precious rock. Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed." 6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."