1 Peter 2:4
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New International Version
As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him--

New Living Translation
You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God's temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.

English Standard Version
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

Berean Study Bible
As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men, but chosen and precious in God's sight,

Berean Literal Bible
Coming to Him, a living stone, indeed rejected by men, but chosen and precious in the sight of God,

New American Standard Bible
And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God,

King James Bible
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Coming to Him, a living stone--rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God--

International Standard Version
As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight,

NET Bible
So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God's sight,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He to whom you draw near, The Living Stone, whom the children of men have rejected, and is chosen and precious to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are coming to Christ, the living stone who was rejected by humans but was chosen as precious by God.

New American Standard 1977
And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
coming unto whom (is the living Stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious),

King James 2000 Bible
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

American King James Version
To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

American Standard Version
unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen and made honourable by God:

Darby Bible Translation
To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,

English Revised Version
unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom coming as to a living stone, disallowed indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious,

Weymouth New Testament
Come to Him, the ever-living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in God's esteem chosen and held in honour.

World English Bible
coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.

Young's Literal Translation
to whom coming -- a living stone -- by men, indeed, having been disapproved of, but with God choice, precious,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Evil-speaking is a sign of malice and guile in the heart; and hinders our profiting by the word of God. A new life needs suitable food. Infants desire milk, and make the best endeavours for it which they are able to do; such must be a Christian's desires after the word of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ is very merciful to us miserable sinners; and he has a fulness of grace. But even the best of God's servants, in this life, have only a taste of the consolations of God. Christ is called a Stone, to teach his servants that he is their protection and security, the foundation on which they are built. He is precious in the excellence of his nature, the dignity of his office, and the glory of his services. All true believers are a holy priesthood; sacred to God, serviceable to others, endowed with heavenly gifts and graces. But the most spiritual sacrifices of the best in prayer and praise are not acceptable, except through Jesus Christ. Christ is the chief Corner-stone, that unites the whole number of believers into one everlasting temple, and bears the weight of the whole fabric. Elected, or chosen, for a foundation that is everlasting. Precious beyond compare, by all that can give worth. To be built on Christ means, to believe in him; but in this many deceive themselves, they consider not what it is, nor the necessity of it, to partake of the salvation he has wrought. Though the frame of the world were falling to pieces, that man who is built on this foundation may hear it without fear. He shall not be confounded. The believing soul makes haste to Christ, but it never finds cause to hasten from him. All true Christians are a chosen generation; they make one family, a people distinct from the world: of another spirit, principle, and practice; which they could never be, if they were not chosen in Christ to be such, and sanctified by his Spirit. Their first state is a state of gross darkness, but they are called out of darkness into a state of joy, pleasure, and prosperity; that they should show forth the praises of the Lord by their profession of his truth, and their good conduct. How vast their obligations to Him who has made them his people, and has shown mercy to them! To be without this mercy is a woful state, though a man have all worldly enjoyments. And there is nothing that so kindly works repentance, as right thoughts of the mercy and love of God. Let us not dare to abuse and affront the free grace of God, if we mean to be saved by it; but let all who would be found among those who obtain mercy, walk as his people.
Study Bible
The Living Stone
3since you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men, but chosen and precious in God’s sight, 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Isaiah 42:1
"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.

1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:7
To you who believe, then, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"
Treasury of Scripture

To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

To.

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

Jeremiah 3:22 Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. …

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 5:40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

John 6:37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes …

a living.

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son …

John 6:57 As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

John 14:6,19 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death …

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also …

stone.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation …

Daniel 2:34,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote …

Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone …

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become …

disallowed.

Psalm 118:22,23 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner…

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone …

Mark 12:10,11 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders …

Luke 20:17,18 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, …

Acts 4:11,12 This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which …

chosen.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul …

precious.

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which …

1 Peter 1:7,19 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

2 Peter 1:1,4 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

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