B. Transformed unto the Building Up
of a Spiritual House for God's Dwelling,
a Holy Priesthood for God's Service
4 Coming to Him, a 1living astone, brejected by men but with God cchosen and 2precious,
5 You yourselves also, as 1living astones, are being 2bbuilt up as a 3spiritual 4chouse 5into a 6holy 7priesthood to offer up 8spiritual sacrifices dacceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For it is contained in Scripture: a"Behold, I lay in Zion a 1cornerstone, 2bchosen and 3precious; and he who cbelieves on Him shall by no means be put to shame.''
7 To you therefore who believe is the 1preciousness; but to the unbelieving, a"The stone which the 2builders brejected, this has 3become the head of the corner,''
8 And, a"A stone of 1bstumbling and a rock of coffense''; who dstumble at 2the word, being disobedient, to 3which also they were eappointed.