Parallel Verses

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,

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

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:

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 a rock of offense," who stumble [because they] disobey the word to which also they were consigned. 9 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, 10 who once [were] not a people, but now [are] the people of God, the ones [who were] not shown mercy, but now are shown mercy.



Cross References

Revelation 1:6

and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father--to him [be] the glory and the power {forever and ever}. Amen.

Exodus 19:5-6

And now if you will carefully listen to my voice and keep my covenant, you will be a treasured possession for me out of all the peoples, {for all the earth is mine},

Deuteronomy 7:6

For you [are] a holy people for Yahweh your God; Yahweh your God has chosen you to be for him a people, a treasured possession from [among] all the peoples that [are] on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15

{Yet} to your ancestors Yahweh was very attached, [so as to] love them, and [so] he chose their offspring after them, [namely] you, from all the peoples, as it is {today}.

Revelation 5:10

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

Isaiah 61:6

But you shall be called the priests of Yahweh, {you will be called} servers of our God. You shall eat [the] wealth of [the] nations, and you shall boast in their riches.

Isaiah 66:21

And indeed, I will take some of them as priests [and] the Levites," says Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 4:20

But Yahweh has taken you and brought you out from the furnace of iron, from Egypt, to be a people of inheritance to him, {as it is this day}.

Deuteronomy 14:2

For you [are] a people holy to Yahweh your God, and you Yahweh has chosen to be a treasured possession from [among] all [of] the peoples that are on the surface of the earth.

Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; light has shined on those who lived in a land of darkness.

Acts 26:18

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

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, in order that he might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19

And Yahweh [has] declared you {today} to be for him as a people, a treasured possession, as he {promised} to you, and [that you are] to observe all his commandments,

Psalm 22:30

Descendants will serve him. Regarding the Lord, it will be told to the [next] generation.

Psalm 33:12

Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] Yahweh, the people he has chosen for his inheritance.

Psalm 73:15

If I had said, "I will speak thus," behold, I would have acted treacherously against your children's generation.

Psalm 106:5

that may see the good [done] your chosen ones, to be glad in the joy of your nation, to glory together with your inheritance.

Isaiah 26:2

Open [the] gates {so that} [the] righteous nation who keeps faithfulness may enter!

Isaiah 41:8

But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you, the {offspring} of Abraham my {friend},

Isaiah 42:16

And I will lead the blind by a road they do not know; I will cause [them] to tread on paths they have not known. I will make darkness {in their presence} into light and rough places into level ground. These [are] the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 43:20-21

The animals of the field will honor me, jackals and daughters of [the] ostrich, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert, to give a drink [to] my chosen people,

Isaiah 44:1

"But now hear, Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise, shine! For your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen on you.

Matthew 4:16

the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, and the ones who sit in the land and shadow of death, a light has dawned on them."

Matthew 5:16

In the [same] way let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Luke 1:79

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace."

John 17:19

And for them I sanctify myself, so that [they] themselves also may be sanctified in the truth.

Acts 20:28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of his own [Son].

Acts 26:28

But Agrippa [said] to Paul, "In a short time are you persuading me to become a Christian?"

Romans 9:24

us whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 3:17

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy this one. For God's temple is holy, which you are.

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of his grace that he bestowed on us in the beloved,

Ephesians 1:14

who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 3:21

to him [be] the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 5:8-11

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

Philippians 2:15-16

in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,

Philippians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:13

who has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred [us] to the kingdom of the Son {he loves},

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers, are not in the darkness, so that the day should catch you like a thief,

2 Timothy 1:9

who saved us and called [us] with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace that was given to us in Christ Jesus {before time began},

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctification of 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

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

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, [let it be] as the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [let it be] as by the strength that God provides, so that in all [things] God will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power {forever and ever}. Amen.

Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy [is] the one who has a part in the first resurrection. Over this person the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him a thousand years.

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