The King James Version Bible

1 Peter 2:6-11

  1. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

  2. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

  3. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

  4. 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:

  5. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

  6. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;