Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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

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;

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 A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this.
9 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.
10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.



Cross References

Revelation 1:6

and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—the glory and dominion are His forever and ever. Amen.

Exodus 19:5-6

Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine,

Deuteronomy 7:6

For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15

Yet the Lord was devoted to your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them—He chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today.

Revelation 5:10

You made them a kingdom
and priests to our God,
and they will reign on the earth.

Isaiah 61:6

But you will be called the Lord’s priests;
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.

Isaiah 66:21

I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the Lord.

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.

Deuteronomy 14:2

for you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Isaiah 9:2

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
a light has dawned
on those living in the land of darkness.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’

Titus 2:14

He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19

And today the Lord has affirmed that you are His special people as He promised you, that you are to keep all His commands,

Psalm 22:30

Their descendants will serve Him;
the next generation will be told about the Lord.

Psalm 33:12

Happy is the nation whose God is Yahweh—
the people He has chosen to be His own possession!

Psalm 73:15

If I had decided to say these things aloud,
I would have betrayed Your people.

Psalm 106:5

so that I may enjoy the prosperity
of Your chosen ones,
rejoice in the joy of Your nation,
and boast about Your heritage.

Isaiah 26:2

Open the gates
so a righteous nation can come in—
one that remains faithful.

Isaiah 41:8

But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
descendant of Abraham, My friend

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind by a way they did not know;
I will guide them on paths they have not known.
I will turn darkness to light in front of them
and rough places into level ground.
This is what I will do for them,
and I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 43:20-21

The animals of the field will honor Me,
jackals and ostriches,
because I provide water in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert,
to give drink to My chosen people.

Isaiah 44:1

“And now listen, Jacob My servant,
Israel whom I have chosen.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord shines over you.

Matthew 4:16

The people who live in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those living in the shadowland of death,
light has dawned.

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Luke 1:79

to shine on those who live in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 17:19

I sanctify Myself for them,
so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

Acts 20:28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Acts 26:28

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Are you going to persuade me to become a Christian so easily?”

Romans 9:24

on us, the ones He also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 3:17

If anyone destroys God’s sanctuary, God will destroy him; for God’s sanctuary is holy, and that is what you are.

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:14

He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 3:21

to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 5:8-11

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Philippians 2:15-16

so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.

Philippians 3:14

I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:13

He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief.

2 Timothy 1:9

He has saved us and 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 time began.

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1 Peter 2:5

you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, it should be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, it should be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.

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