Bible: 1 Peter 2:7-12

2:7 So you who believe see 1  his value, 2  but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the 3  cornerstone, 4  2:8 and a stumbling-stone 5  and a rock to trip over. 6  They stumble 7  because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 8  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 9  of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 2:10 You 10  once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, 11  but now you have received mercy.

2:11 Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, 2:12 and maintain good conduct 12  among the non-Christians, 13  so that though 14  they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears. 15 

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