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.
King James Bible
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
Darby Bible Translation
To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,
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,
1 Peter 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 To whom coming - By faith. As unto a living stone - Living from eternity; alive from the dead. There is a wonderful beauty and energy in these expressions, which describe Christ as a spiritual foundation, solid, firm, durable; and believers as a building erected upon it, in preference to that temple which the Jews accounted their highest glory. And St. Peter speaking of him thus, shows he did not judge himself, but Christ, to be the rock on which the church was built. Rejected indeed by men - Even at this day, not only by Jews, Turks, heathens, infidels; but by all Christians, so called, who live in sin, or who hope to be saved by their own works. But chosen of God - From all eternity, to be the foundation of his church. And precious - In himself, in the sight of God, and in the eyes of all believers.
LibraryLiving Stones on the Living Foundation Stone
'To Whom coming, as unto a living stone ... ye also, as living stones, are built up.'--1 Peter ii. 4, 5. I wonder whether Peter, when he wrote these words, was thinking about what Jesus Christ said to him long ago, up there at Caesarea Philippi. He had heard from Christ's lips, 'Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church.' He had understood very little of what it meant then. He is an old man now, years of experience and sorrow and work have taught him the meaning of the words, and he …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Christ Precious to Believers
Coming to Christ
The Lively Stones. Rev. W. Morley Punshon.
"Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have--Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:7
Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, "The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone."
Jump to PreviousCast Choice Chosen Disallowed Disapproved Elect Esteem Ever-Living God's Great Held Honour Honoured Indeed Precious Rejected Sight Special Stone Value Worthless
Jump to NextCast Choice Chosen Disallowed Disapproved Elect Esteem Ever-Living God's Great Held Honour Honoured Indeed Precious Rejected Sight Special Stone Value Worthless
Links1 Peter 2:4 NIV
1 Peter 2:4 NLT
1 Peter 2:4 ESV
1 Peter 2:4 NASB
1 Peter 2:4 KJV
1 Peter 2:4 Bible Apps
1 Peter 2:4 Biblia Paralela
1 Peter 2:4 Chinese Bible
1 Peter 2:4 French Bible
1 Peter 2:4 German Bible
1 Peter 2:4 Commentaries