9 But you are 1A CHOSEN RACE, A royal 2PRIESTHOOD, A 3HOLY NATION, 4A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you 5out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 6for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.