1 Peter 2:4

A Living Stone, a Chosen People

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

1 Peter 2:6

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

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

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

tn Grk “chosen, priceless.”

tn Grk “it contains,” “it stands.”

tn Grk “chosen, priceless.”

tn Grk “the one who believes.”

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.

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

sn A quotation from Isa 28:16.