Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 [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,

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 for yourselves that, gracious, is the Lord, - 4 Unto whom coming near, as unto a living stone - by men, indeed, rejected, but, with God, chosen, held in honour, 5 Yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices, well-pleasing unto God through Jesus Christ;



Cross References

1 Peter 2:7

Unto you, then, is the honour - unto you who believe; but, unto such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, - The same, hath become head of the corner,

Psalm 118:22-23

A stone the builders refused, hath become the head of the corner:

Isaiah 8:14-15

So shall he become a hallowed asylum, - But a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over unto both houses of Israel A trap and a snare to the dweller in Jerusalem;

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! founding in Zion a stone, A stone of testing, The costly corner of a well-laid foundation, he that trusteth, shall not make haste!

Isaiah 42:1

Lo! my Servant, I will uphold him, My chosen, well-pleased is my soul, - I have put my spirit upon him, Justice - to the nations, will he bring forth:

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come unto me, Hearken, That your soul, may live, - That I may solemnise for you a covenant age-abiding, The Lovingkindness to David, well-assured.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.

Daniel 2:34

Thou didst look, until that a stone tare itself away, not by the aid of hands, and smote the image upon its feet, which were of iron and clay, - and they were broken in pieces.

Daniel 2:45

Forasmuch as thou sawest that, out of the rock, a stone tare itself away, but not with hands, and brake in pieces the clay, the iron, the bronze, the silver and the gold, the mighty God, hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. Exact then is the dream, and trusty its interpretation.

Zechariah 3:9

For lo! the stone which I have set before Joshua, Upon one stone, are Seven (pairs of) Eyes, - Behold me! cutting the engraving thereof, declareth Yahweh of hosts. So will I take away the iniquity of that land in one day.

Zechariah 4:7

Who, art, thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, brought down to a plain! So shall he bring forth the headstone, with thundering shouts Beautiful! Beautiful! thereunto.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me! all ye that toil and are burdened, and, I, will give you rest:

Matthew 12:18

Lo! my servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom, my soul, delighteth, - I will put my Spirit upon him, and, justice, unto the nations, will he report:

Matthew 21:42

Jesus saith unto them - Have ye, never, read in the Scriptures, A stone which the builders rejected, the same, hath become, head of the corner: From the Lord, hath this come to pass, and is marvellous in our eyes.

Mark 12:10-11

Have ye not, this scripture, read - A stone which the builders rejected, the same, hath become head of the corner!

Luke 20:17-18

But, he, looking at them, said - What, then, is this that is written, - A stone which the builders' rejected, The same, hath become, head of the corner?

John 5:26

For, just as, the Father, hath life, in himself, in like manner, unto the Son also, hath he given, life, to have, in himself;

John 5:40

And yet ye choose not to come unto me, that, life, ye may have.

John 6:37

All that which the Father is giving me, unto me, will have come, and, him that cometh unto me, in nowise will I cast out, -

John 6:57

Just as the living Father sent me, - and I live by reason of the Father, he also that feedeth upon me, even he, shall live by reason of me.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said unto her - I, am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, even though he die, shall live again!

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him - I, am the way, and the truth, and the life: No one, cometh unto the Father, but through me.

John 14:19

Yet a little, and, the world, no longer beholdeth me; but, ye, behold me, - Because, I, live, ye also, shall live.

Acts 4:11-12

This, is the stone, set at nought by you the builders, which became the head of the corner;

Romans 5:10

For, if being enemies we were reconciled unto God through the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Colossians 3:4

As soon as, the Christ, shall be made manifest - our life, then, ye also, together with him, shall be made manifest in glory;

1 Peter 1:7

In order that the proving of your faith - much more precious than of gold that perisheth even though, by means of fire, it is proved - may be found unto praise and glory and honour in the revealing of Jesus Christ, -

1 Peter 1:19

But with precious blood, as of a lamb, unblemished and unspotted, of an Anointed One, -

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, unto them who have obtained, equally precious, faith, with us, in the righteousness of our God, and Saviour Jesus Christ,

2 Peter 1:4

Through which, his precious, and very great, promises, have, unto us, been given, in order that, through these, ye might become sharers in a divine nature - escaping the corruption that is in the world by coveting.

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