Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God's sight.

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

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

coming unto whom (is the living Stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious),

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

Context Readings

A Living Stone, A Chosen People

3 if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious, 5 yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:7

To you therefore who believe is the preciousness; but to the disobedient, the stone which the builders cast away as worthless, this is become head of the corner,

Psalm 118:22-23

The stone which the builders rejected hath become the head of the corner:

Isaiah 8:14-15

And he will be for a sanctuary; and 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 for foundation in Zion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that trusteth shall not make haste.

Isaiah 42:1

Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth! I will put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the nations.

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, the sure mercies of David.

Jeremiah 3:22

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

Daniel 2:34

Thou sawest till a stone was cut out without hands; and it smote the image upon its feet of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces.

Daniel 2:45

Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke 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 of it sure.

Zechariah 3:9

For behold, the stone that I have laid 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 this land in one day.

Zechariah 4:7

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou dost become a plain; and he shall bring forth the head-stone with shoutings: Grace, grace unto it!

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 12:18

Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: this is of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?

Mark 12:10-11

Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone:

Luke 20:17-18

But he looking at them said, What then is this that is written, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone?

John 5:26

For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself,

John 5:40

and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.

John 6:37

All that the Father gives me shall come to me, and him that comes to me I will not at all cast out.

John 6:57

As the living Father has sent me and I live on account of the Father, he also who eats me shall live also on account of me.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes on me, though he have died, shall live;

John 14:6

Jesus says to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father unless by me.

John 14:19

Yet a little and the world sees me no longer; but ye see me; because I live ye also shall live.

Acts 4:11-12

He is the stone which has been set at nought by you the builders, which is become the corner stone.

Romans 5:10

For if, being enemies, we have been reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much rather, having been reconciled, we shall be saved in the power of his life.

Colossians 3:4

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

1 Peter 1:7

that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in the revelation of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:19

but by precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ,

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 1:4

through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain