Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

New American Standard Bible

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

International Standard Version

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

A Conservative Version

But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for an acquired possession, so that ye might broadly proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

American Standard Version

But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Amplified

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God's] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

An Understandable Version

But you people are especially chosen [by God]; you are a royal body of priests; you are a nation especially set apart for God's use; you are a people who belong exclusively to God, that you may express the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness [i.e., of sin and error], and into His marvelous light [i.e., righteousness and truth].

Anderson New Testament

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light:

Bible in Basic English

But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.

Common New Testament

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and this they were destin'd to. but you are the chosen race, you are kings and priests, the holy nation, the peculiar people, that you might display his glory, who called you out

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

but you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people; that you should declare the perfections of him who has called you from darkness into his marvelous light:

Godbey New Testament

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people unto conquest; in order that you may proclaim the virtues of the one having called you out of darkness unto his own marvelous light:

Goodspeed New Testament

But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;

John Wesley New Testament

But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a purchased people, that ye may shew forth the virtues of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Who in time past were not a people, but now are the people of God;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But ye are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an acquired people, that ye should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for acquisition; so that ye should proclaim the excellencies of him having called you out of darkness into his wonderful light:

King James 2000

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

Modern King James verseion

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people, that ye should show the virtues of him that called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

Moffatt New Testament

But you are the elect race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, the People who belong to Him, that you may proclaim the wondrous deeds of Him who has called you from darkness to his wonderful light ??10 you who once were no people and now are God's people, you who once were unpitied and now are pitied.

Montgomery New Testament

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.

NET Bible

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

New Heart English Bible

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Noyes New Testament

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye may show forth the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;

Sawyer New Testament

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should declare the virtues of him who called you out of darkness into his glorious light;

The Emphasized Bible

But, ye, are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a peculiar treasure, that, the excellences, ye may tell forth, of him who, out of darkness, hath called you into his marvellous light: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired by purchase; that ye should publish abroad the excellencies of him, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But you are 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, God's own People,' entrusted with the proclamation of the goodness of him who called you out of Darkness into his wonderful Light.

Webster

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Weymouth New Testament

But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

Williams New Testament

But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, the people to be His very own, to proclaim the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

World English Bible

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Worrell New Testament

But ye are "an elect race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation," a people for a possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Worsley New Testament

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should declare the glories of Him, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye are a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

ἐκλεκτός 
Eklektos 
Usage: 14

γένος 
Genos 
Usage: 17

a royal
βασίλειος 
Basileios 
Usage: 1

ἱεράτευμα 
Hierateuma 
Usage: 2

an holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

περιποίησις 
Peripoiesis 
Usage: 5

λαός 
Laos 
Usage: 137

ὅπως 
Hopos 
that, how, to, so that, when, because
Usage: 43

ἐξαγγέλλω 
Exaggello 
Usage: 1

the praises
ἀρέτη 
Arete 
Usage: 5

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

his

Usage: 0

θαυμαστός 
Thaumastos 
Usage: 5

Images 1 Peter 2:9

Prayers for 1 Peter 2:9

Context Readings

A Living Stone, A Chosen People

8 and a stone of stumbling and rock of offence; who stumble at the word, being disobedient to which also they have been appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light; 10 who once were not a people, but now God's people; who were not enjoying mercy, but now have found mercy.



Cross References

Revelation 1:6

and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father: to him be the glory and the might to the ages of ages. Amen.

Exodus 19:5-6

And now, if ye will hearken to my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then shall ye be my own possession out of all the peoples for all the earth is mine --

Deuteronomy 7:6

For a holy people art thou unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be unto him a people for a possession, above all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15

Only, Jehovah took pleasure in thy fathers, to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.

Revelation 5:10

and made them to our God kings and priests; and they shall reign over the earth.

Isaiah 61:6

But as for you, ye shall be called priests of Jehovah; it shall be said of you: Ministers of our God. Ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and into their glory shall ye enter.

Isaiah 66:21

And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 4:20

But you hath Jehovah taken, and hath brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, that ye might be to him a people of inheritance, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 14:2

For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God, and thee hath Jehovah chosen for a people of possession unto himself, out of all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

Isaiah 9:2

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19

and Jehovah hath accepted thee this day to be a people of possession to him, as he hath told thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments,

Psalm 22:30

A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 33:12

Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people that he hath chosen for his inheritance!

Psalm 73:15

If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.

Psalm 106:5

That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the joy of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

Isaiah 26:2

Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.

Isaiah 41:8

But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend

Isaiah 42:16

And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Isaiah 43:20-21

The beast of the field shall glorify me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I will give waters in the wilderness, rivers in the waste, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Isaiah 44:1

And now hear, Jacob, my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen:

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine! for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.

Matthew 4:16

the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in the country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up.

Matthew 5:16

Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Luke 1:79

to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 17:19

and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by truth.

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

Acts 26:28

And Agrippa said to Paul, In a little thou persuadest me to become a Christian.

Romans 9:24

us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations?

1 Corinthians 3:17

If any one corrupt the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

Ephesians 1:14

who is the earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 3:21

to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen).

Ephesians 5:8-11

for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,

Philippians 2:15-16

that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in the world,

Philippians 3:14

I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:13

who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love:

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,

1 Peter 1:2

elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

1 Peter 2:5

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.

1 Peter 4:11

If any one speak as oracles of God; if any one minister as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.

Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection: over these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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