Read 1 Peter 2:10 Using Other Translations
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”