1 Peter 2:7-8
To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed…
"When asked by a member of his family as to his hope he answered: 'I am a sinner saved by grace,' and added, 'Jesus! — Oh, to be like Him!' At another time he said: 'To you that believe He is precious.' Then with stronger voice he broke forth into holy rapture and exclaimed: 'Precious, precious, more than precious!' The writer of this notice, highly honoured with the friendship of the family, saw Mrs. Simpson a few minutes after the bishop had spoken these words, While her heart was breaking, she murmured amid her sobs, 'Precious, precious, more than precious!' She might well say: 'No one knew him as we did at home. He was so good and kind. We thought he would be spared to us a little longer.' Then she turned again to his comforting words about his Lord: 'Precious, precious, more than precious.' They sound as a refrain after his 'Psalm of life.'"
(Memoir of Bishop Simpson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,