1 Peter 2:9
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
But you are A CHOSENἐκλεκτόν
(eklekton)
1588: select, by impl. favoritefrom eklegó
RACE,γένος
(genos)
1085: family, offspringfrom ginomai
A royalβασίλειον
(basileion)
934: royalfrom basileus
PRIESTHOOD,ἱεράτευμα
(ierateuma)
2406: a priesthoodfrom hierateuó
A HOLYἅγιον
(agion)
40: sacred, holyfrom a prim. root
NATION,ἔθνος
(ethnos)
1484: a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct from Isr.)probably from a prim. root
A PEOPLEλαὸς
(laos)
2992: the peoplea prim. word
FOR [God's] OWN POSSESSION,περιποίησιν
(peripoiēsin)
4047: preservation, acquisitionfrom peripoieó
soὅπως
(opōs)
3704: as, how, thatfrom hos, and pós
that you may proclaimἐξαγγείλητε
(exangeilēte)
1804: to tell out, proclaimfrom ek and aggelló
the excellenciesἀρετὰς
(aretas)
703: moral goodness, i.e. virtueof uncertain origin
of Him who has calledκαλέσαντος
(kalesantos)
2564: to calla prim. word
you out of darknessσκότους
(skotous)
4655: darknessa prim. word
into His marvelousθαυμαστὸν
(thaumaston)
2298: wonderfulfrom thaumazó
light;φῶς
(phōs)
5457: lightcont. of phaos (light, daylight); from the same as phainó







KJV Lexicon
υμεις  personal pronoun - second person nominative plural
humeis  hoo-mice':  you (as subjective of verb) -- ye (yourselves), you.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
γενος  noun - nominative singular neuter
genos  ghen'-os:  kin (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, individual or collective) -- born, country(-man), diversity, generation, kind(-red), nation, offspring, stock.
εκλεκτον  adjective - nominative singular neuter
eklektos  ek-lek-tos':  select; by implication, favorite -- chosen, elect.
βασιλειον  adjective - nominative singular neuter
basileios  bas-il'-i-os:  kingly (in nature) -- royal.
ιερατευμα  noun - nominative singular neuter
hierateuma  hee-er-at'-yoo-mah:  the priestly fraternity, i.e. sacerdotal order (figuratively) -- priesthood.
εθνος  noun - nominative singular neuter
ethnos  eth'-nos:  a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
αγιον  adjective - nominative singular neuter
hagios  hag'-ee-os:  sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) -- (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
λαος  noun - nominative singular masculine
laos  lah-os':  a people -- people.
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
περιποιησιν  noun - accusative singular feminine
peripoiesis  per-ee-poy'-ay-sis:  acquisition (the act or the thing); by extension, preservation -- obtain(-ing), peculiar, purchased, possession, saving.
οπως  adverb
hopos  hop'-oce:  what(-ever) how, i.e. in the manner that (as adverb or conjunction of coincidence, intentional or actual) -- because, how, (so) that, to, when.
τας  definite article - accusative plural feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
αρετας  noun - accusative plural feminine
arete  ar-et'-ay:  manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed) -- praise, virtue.
εξαγγειλητε  verb - aorist active subjunctive - second person
exaggello  ex-ang-el'-lo:  to publish, i.e. celebrate -- shew forth.
του  definite article - genitive singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
εκ  preposition
ek  ek:  a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote)
σκοτους  noun - genitive singular neuter
skotos  skot'-os:  shadiness, i.e. obscurity -- darkness.
υμας  personal pronoun - second person accusative plural
humas  hoo-mas':  you (as the objective of a verb or preposition) -- ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
καλεσαντος  verb - aorist active participle - genitive singular masculine
kaleo  kal-eh'-o:  to call (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) -- bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called).
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
το  definite article - accusative singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θαυμαστον  adjective - accusative singular neuter
thaumastos  thow-mas-tos':  wondered at, i.e. (by implication) wonderful -- marvel(-lous).
αυτου  personal pronoun - genitive singular masculine
autos  ow-tos':  the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
φως  noun - accusative singular neuter
phos  foce:  luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative) -- fire, light.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, 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;

King James Bible
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

International Standard Version
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

NET Bible
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are a chosen race who serve as Priests for The Kingdom, a holy people, a redeemed assembly; you should proclaim the praises of him who called you from darkness into his excellent light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people who belong to God. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

King James 2000 Bible
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
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