As Living Stones
4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been arejected by men, but is 1choice and precious in the sight of God,
5 ayou also, as living stones, 1are being built up as a bspiritual house for a holy cpriesthood, to doffer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For this is contained in 1Scripture:
“aBehold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a bprecious corner stone,
And he who believes in 2Him will not be 3disappointed.”
7 aThis precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,
“bThe stone which the builders crejected,
This became the very corner stone,”
“aA stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
bfor they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, cand to this doom they were also appointed.