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.

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