1 Peter 2:1-10
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As Newborn Babes
2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all [a]malice and all deceit and [b]hypocrisy and [c]envy and all [d]slander, 2 and like newborn babies, long for the [e]pure [f]milk of the word, so that by it you may grow [g]in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted [h]the kindness of the Lord.

As Living Stones
4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by people, but is [i]choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, [j]are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For this is contained in [k]Scripture:

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a choice stone, a precious cornerstone,
And the one who believes in [l]Him will not be [m]put to shame.”

7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for unbelievers,

“A stone which the builders rejected,
This became the [n]chief cornerstone,”

8 and,

“A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;

for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this they were also appointed.

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 for 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.

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1 Peter 2:1 Or wickedness
1 Peter 2:1 plural nouns
1 Peter 2:1 plural nouns
1 Peter 2:1 plural nouns
1 Peter 2:2 Or unadulterated
1 Peter 2:2 Or spiritual (Gr logikos) milk, so
1 Peter 2:2 Or up to salvation
1 Peter 2:3 Lit that the Lord is kind
1 Peter 2:4 Lit chosen; or elect
1 Peter 2:5 Or allow yourselves to be built up; or build yourselves up
1 Peter 2:6 Or a scripture
1 Peter 2:6 Or it
1 Peter 2:6 Or disappointed
1 Peter 2:7 Lit head of the corner

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