1 Peter 2:4

“To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To whom comming as vnto a liuing Stone, disallowed in deed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
- American Standard Version (1901)

To whom you come, as to a living stone, not honoured by men, but of great and special value to God;
- Basic English Bible

To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,
- Darby Bible

To whom coming as to a living stone, disallowed indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious,
- Webster's Bible

Come to Him, the ever-living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in God's esteem chosen and held in honour.
- Weymouth Bible

coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.
- World English Bible

And neiye ye to hym, that is a lyuyng stoon, and repreuyd of men, but chosun of God, and onourid;
- Wycliffe Bible

to whom coming -- a living stone -- by men, indeed, having been disapproved of, but with God choice, precious,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:4


2:4 To whom coming - By faith. As unto a living stone - Living from eternity; alive from the dead. There is a wonderful beauty and energy in these expressions, which describe Christ as a spiritual foundation, solid, firm, durable; and believers as a building erected upon it, in preference to that temple which the Jews accounted their highest glory. And St. Peter speaking of him thus, shows he did not judge himself, but Christ, to be the rock on which the church was built. Rejected indeed by men - Even at this day, not only by Jews, Turks, heathens, infidels; but by all Christians, so called, who live in sin, or who hope to be saved by their own works. But chosen of God - From all eternity, to be the foundation of his church. And precious - In himself, in the sight of God, and in the eyes of all believers.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:4


1Pe 2:4 To whom coming. To Christ the Lord. [As unto] a living stone. Christ is often called a Stone, or Rock, as the foundation whom which we build our spiritual life, and of the church; a "living stone" because he imparts life to all who build upon him, and himself lives eternally. See 1Jo 1:1 Re 1:18 Ac 4:11. Disallowed indeed of men. Rejected by the Jewish nation. But chosen of God. Not of men but of God who raised him from the dead. See also 1Pe 2:6.

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