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

 
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1 So get rid of every kind of evil. Stop telling lies. Don't pretend to be something you are not. Stop wanting what others have. Don't speak against each other. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Like babies that were just born, you should long for the pure milk of God's word. It will help you grow up as believers. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 You can do it now that you have tasted how good the Lord is. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Christ is the living Stone. People did not accept him. But God chose him. God places the highest value on him. 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. As you come to him you are being built into a house for worship. There you will be holy priests. You will offer spiritual sacrifices. God will accept them because of what Jesus Christ has done. 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 In Scripture it says, "Look! I am placing a stone in Zion. It is a chosen and very valuable stone. It is the most important stone in the building. The one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." #1(Isaiah 28:16)#2 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."