Bible: 1 Peter 2:4-10

A Living Stone, a Chosen People

2:4 So as you come to him, 1  a living stone rejected by men but 2  chosen and priceless 3  in God’s sight, 2:5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer 4  spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 2:6 For it says 5  in scripture, “Look,I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, 6  and whoever believes 7  in him 8  will never 9  be put to shame.” 10  2:7 So you who believe see 11  his value, 12  but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the 13  cornerstone, 14  2:8 and a stumbling-stone 15  and a rock to trip over. 16  They stumble 17  because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 18  2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues 19  of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 2:10 You 20  once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, 21  but now you have received mercy.

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