New International Version
and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
King James Bible
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Darby Bible Translation
and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father: to him [be] the glory and the might to the ages of ages. Amen.
World English Bible
and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Young's Literal Translation
and did make us kings and priests to his God and Father, to him is the glory and the power to the ages of the ages! Amen.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Kings and priests - See on 1 Peter 2:5 (note), 1 Peter 2:9 (note). But instead of βασιλεις και ἱερεις, kings and priests the most reputable MSS., versions, and fathers have βασιλειαν ἱερεις, a kingdom and priests; i.e. a kingdom of priests, or a royal priesthood. The regal and sacerdotal dignities are the two highest that can possibly exist among men; and these two are here mentioned to show the glorious prerogatives and state of the children of God.
To him be glory - That is, to Christ; for it is of him that the prophet speaks, and of none other.
For ever and ever - Εις τους αιωνας των αιωνων· To ages of ages; or rather, through all indefinite periods; through all time, and through eternity.
Amen - A word of affirmation and approbation; so it shall be, and so it ought to be.
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you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."
He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:5
you 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.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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