Parallel Verses

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:

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 consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and 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;

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:

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;

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 a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient: to which also they were appointed. 9 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: 10 Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.



Cross References

Revelation 1:6

And has made us a kingdom and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Exodus 19:5-6

Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Deuteronomy 7:6

For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15

Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their descendants after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

Revelation 5:10

And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Isaiah 61:6

But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.

Isaiah 66:21

And I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites, says the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the LORD has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as you are this day.

Deuteronomy 14:2

For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

Isaiah 9:2

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.

Acts 26:18

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

Titus 2:14

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own, zealous of good works.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19

And the LORD has declared you this day to be his peculiar people, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his commandments;

Psalm 22:30

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

Psalm 33:12

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

Psalm 73:15

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children.

Psalm 106:5

That I may see the good of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.

Isaiah 26:2

Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

Isaiah 41:8

But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendant of Abraham my friend.

Isaiah 42:16

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: 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 honor me, the jackals and the ostriches: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Isaiah 44:1

Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

Matthew 4:16

The people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to them who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Luke 1:79

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 17:19

And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

Acts 26:28

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost you persuade me to be a Christian.

Romans 9:24

Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 3:17

If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:14

Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 3:21

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 5:8-11

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

Philippians 2:15-16

That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:13

Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

2 Timothy 1:9

Who 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 us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

1 Peter 1:2

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

1 Peter 2:5

You also, as living stones, are built up into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:11

If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man ministers, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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