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

 
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1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
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. 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 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." 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."