Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,

New American Standard Bible

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God,

King James Version

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Holman Bible

Coming to Him, a living stone—rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God—

International Standard Version

As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight,

A Conservative Version

Coming to whom, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but with God chosen, precious,

Amplified

Come to Him [the risen Lord] as to a living Stone which men rejected and threw away, but which is choice and precious in the sight of God.

An Understandable Version

You should come to Him, who is a living stone, rejected by people, but chosen as precious in God's sight.

Anderson New Testament

Coming to him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by man, but in the sight of God, chosen and precious,

Bible in Basic English

To whom you come, as to a living stone, not honoured by men, but of great and special value to God;

Common New Testament

As you come to him, the living Stone rejected by men but chosen and precious in the sight of God

Daniel Mace New Testament

which however rejected it is by men, is the precious stone, which God has chosen: and

Darby Translation

To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

to whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious;

Godbey New Testament

Unto whom going forth, to a living stone, indeed rejected by men, but elect with God, precious,

Goodspeed New Testament

Come to him, as to a living stone rejected by men, but chosen and prized in the sight of God,

John Wesley New Testament

To whom coming as unto a living stone, rejected indeed by men,

Julia Smith Translation

To whom approaching, a living stone, truly disapproved of by men, and chosen by God, highly valued,

King James 2000

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Lexham Expanded Bible

to whom you are drawing near, a living stone rejected by men but chosen [and] precious in the sight of God.

Modern King James verseion

For having been drawn to Him, a living Stone, indeed rejected by men, but elect, precious with God;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

to whom ye come as unto a living stone, disallowed of men, but chosen of God and precious:

Moffatt New Testament

come to him then ??come to that living Stone which men have rejected and God holds choice and precious,

Montgomery New Testament

Come to him then, that living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious.

NET Bible

So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God's sight,

New Heart English Bible

coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.

Noyes New Testament

To whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but in the sight of God chosen, honored,

Sawyer New Testament

To whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed by men but approved by God, elect, precious,

The Emphasized Bible

Unto whom coming near, as unto a living stone - by men, indeed, rejected, but, with God, chosen, held in honour,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Whom approaching, as the living stone, rejected indeed of men, but elect of God, and honourable,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Come to Him, then, as to a living stone, rejected, indeed, by men, but in God's eyes choice and precious;

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Keep on coming to Him, as to a living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious in His sight,

World English Bible

coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.

Worrell New Testament

to Whom coming, a Living Stone, rejected, indeed, by men, but with God Elect, Precious,

Worsley New Testament

to whom coming as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen of God,

Youngs Literal Translation

to whom coming -- a living stone -- by men, indeed, having been disapproved of, but with God choice, precious,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

as unto a living
ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

λίθος 
Lithos 
Usage: 41

ἀποδοκιμάζω 
Apodokimazo 
Usage: 4

μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
παρά 
Para 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 188
Usage: 145

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐκλεκτός 
Eklektos 
Usage: 14

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

References

Images 1 Peter 2:4

Prayers for 1 Peter 2:4

Context Readings

A Living Stone, A Chosen People

3 if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: 4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:7

For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;

Psalm 118:22-23

The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head 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 offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 28:16

therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner -'stone of sure foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.

Isaiah 42:1

Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we are come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

Daniel 2:34

Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces.

Daniel 2:45

Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Zechariah 3:9

For, behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; upon one stone are seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Zechariah 4:7

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the top stone with shoutings of Grace, grace, unto it.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 12:18

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?

Mark 12:10-11

Have ye not read even this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;

Luke 20:17-18

But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner?

John 5:26

For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself:

John 5:40

and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

John 6:37

All that which the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:57

As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:19

Yet a little while, and the world beholdeth me no more; but ye behold me: because I live, ye shall live also.

Acts 4:11-12

He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

Romans 5:10

For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life;

Colossians 3:4

When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.

1 Peter 1:7

that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:19

but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of Christ:

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the'saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 1:4

whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.

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