“All flesh is like grass,
and all of man’s glory like the flower in the grass.
The grass withers, and its flower falls;
but the Lord’s word endures forever.”[c]
This is the word of Good News which was preached to you.
1 Peter 2 [1.] Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that with it you may grow, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious: coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious. You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Because it is contained in Scripture,
“Behold,[a] I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious:
He who believes in him will not be disappointed.”[b]
1 Peter 2 [7.] For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected,
has become the chief cornerstone,”[c]
1 Peter 2 [8.] and,
“a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.”[d]
c. 1 Peter 1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8.
a. 1 Peter 2:6 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה” or “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.
b. 1 Peter 2:6 Isaiah 28:16.
c. 1 Peter 2:7 Psalm 118:22.
d. 1 Peter 2:8 Isaiah 8:14.