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1 Peter 2:4

A Living Stone, a Chosen People

2:4 So as you come to him, 1  a living stone rejected by men but 2  chosen and priceless 3  in God’s sight,

1 Peter 2:6

2:6 For it says 4  in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, 5  and whoever believes 6  in him 7  will never 8  be put to shame. 9 

1 tn Grk “to whom coming…you are built up…” as a continuation of the reference to the Lord in v. 3.

2 tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two phrases more than can be easily expressed in English.

3 tn Grk “chosen, priceless.”

4 tn Grk “it contains,” “it stands.”

5 tn Grk “chosen, priceless.”

6 tn Grk “the one who believes.”

7 tn Grk either “in him” or “in it,” but the OT and NT uses personify the stone as the King, the Messiah whom God will establish in Jerusalem.

8 tn The negative (οὐ μή, ou mh) is emphatic: “will certainly not.”

9 sn A quotation from Isa 28:16.

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