Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1 Peter 1:2
Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the fore-knowledge of God, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience, and to the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ,---may grace and peace be multiplied unto you.
and hath made us kings and priests to his God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
and hast made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
This is the first resurrection. Happy and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on these the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the holy Spirit hath appointed you bishops, to feed the church of God, which He purchased with his own blood.
who is the pledge of our inheritance, till the redemption of his purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
1 Peter 4:11
If any one speak, let it be as declaring the oracles of God: if any one minister, let it be as from the power which God affordeth him: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father, who is in heaven.
to the praise of his glorious grace, whereby He hath made us acceptable in the Beloved:
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all the generations of eternal ages. Amen.
that ye may be blameless and inoffensive, the children of God without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom ye shine as lights in the world,
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.