4 As you come to him, a living stone—rejected by people but chosen and honored byD God—5 you yourselves, as living stones, a spiritual house, are being built to be a holy priesthoodE to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Godf through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:
See, I lay a stone in Zion,g
and the one who believes in him
The stone that the builders rejected—
A stone to stumble over,
They stumble because they disobey the word; they were destinedl for this.
9 But you are a chosen race,J,K,m a royal priesthood,L,n a holy nation,M,o a people for his possession,N,p so that you may proclaim the praisesO,P,q of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.r 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy,s but now you have received mercy.
Or precious to
Or you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood
Or generation, or nation
Or the mighty deeds
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