1 Peter 2:10

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obteined mercie, but now haue obteined mercy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the past you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; then there was no mercy for you, but now mercy has been given to you.
- Basic English Bible

who once [were] not a people, but now God's people; who were not enjoying mercy, but now have found mercy.
- Darby Bible

Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
- Webster's Bible

Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God. Once you had not found mercy, but now you have.
- Weymouth Bible

who in time past were no people, but now are God's people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
- World English Bible

Which sum tyme were not a puple of God, but now ye ben the puple of God; which hadden not merci, but now ye han merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

who [were] once not a people, and [are] now the people of God; who had not found kindness, and now have found kindness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:10


2:10 Who in time past were not a people - Much less the people of God; but scattered individuals of many nations. The former part of the verse particularly respects the gentiles; the latter, the Jews.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:10


1Pe 2:10 Which in time past [were] not a people. Not a people of God. See Ho 2:23, which Peter quotes. The prophets in many places foretold the call of the Gentiles. See Ro 9:25,26.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Angela
    what is the precept ose i find in my 1611 for 1 peter 2:10
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT --- ABIDETH IN ME --- AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE --IN HIM-- THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Jesus was perfect and did not sin and in imitation of him we want to do all we can to make sure that we don't deliberately sin.
  • A disciple
    "..THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH" This is a part that many might think strange, or inconsistent with the New Testament dispensation of mercy and grace. But such thinking is really inconsistent with the moral excellence and love of the truth in God. Our lives do not consist in those things we would lust after, or possess, or how through them we would hope to be admired and accepted by men.
  • BSP
    Babies long for milk and we need to form a longing for God's Word in that same way.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 SEEING YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY --1:23-- BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTBLE SEED BUR OF INCORRUPTIBLE --- BY THE WORD OF GOD ---WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER PSALM 10:3 FOR THE WICKED BOASTETH OF HIS HEARTS DESIRE AND BLESSETH THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH --- PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT ---THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER --- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU PSLAM 140:8 GRANT NOT O LORD --- THE DESIRES OF THE WICKED ---FURTHER NOT HIS WICKED DEVICE LEST THEY EXALT THEMSELVES

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