1 Peter 2:4

The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—

1 Peter 2:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
ESV
4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
NLT
4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.
MSG
4 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor.
CSB
4 Coming to Him, a living stone-rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God-

1 Peter 2:4 In-Context

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—
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 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.”

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