1 Peter 2:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

King James Bible
To whom coming, as unto 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:

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.

1 Peter 2:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Coming (προσερχόμενοι)

Indicating a close (πρός) and an habitual (present participle) approach and an intimate association.

A living stone (λίθον ζῶντα)

Omit as unto. So Rev. The words are in apposition with whom (Christ). Compare Peter's use of the same word, stone, in Acts 4:11, and Matthew 21:42. It is not the word which Christ uses as a personal name for Peter (Πέτρος); so that it is not necessary to infer that Peter was thinking of his own new name.

Disallowed (ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον)

Rev., rejected. See on the simple verb, 1 Peter 1:7. The word indicates rejection after trial.

Of God (παρὰ Θεῷ)

Of in the A. V. is equivalent to by; but πατά has a stronger sense, implying the absolute power of decisive choice which is with God. Render, as Rev., with God; i.e., God being judge; and compare Matthew 19:26; Romans 2:11.

Precious (ἔντιμον)

At 1 Peter 1:19 (precious blood) another word is used (τίμιος), denoting essential preciousness. The word here indicates the preciousness as recognized or held in honor.

1 Peter 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To.

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

Jeremiah 3:22 Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come to you; for you are the LORD our God.

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 to me I will in no wise cast out.

a living.

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

John 6:57 As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

John 14:6,19 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me...

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled...

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

stone.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Daniel 2:34,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof...

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings...

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 for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel...

Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected...

Mark 12:10,11 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner...

Luke 20:17,18 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected...

Acts 4:11,12 This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner...

chosen.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit on him...

precious.

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed...

1 Peter 1:7,19 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

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

Cross References
Isaiah 42:1
Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, 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 that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:7
So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"

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