1 Peter 2:7

“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Unto you therfore which beleeue hee is precious; but vnto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER {stone,}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the value is for you who have faith; but it is said for those without faith, The very stone which the builders put on one side, was made the chief stone of the building;
- Basic English Bible

To you therefore who believe [is] the preciousness; but to the disobedient, the stone which the builders cast away as worthless, this is become head of [the] corner,
- Darby Bible

To you therefore who believe he is precious: but to them who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
- Webster's Bible

To you believers, therefore, that honour belongs; but for unbelievers-- "A Stone which the builders rejected has been made the Cornerstone,"
- Weymouth Bible

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,"
- World English Bible

Therfor onour to you that bileuen; but to men that bileuen not, the stoon whom the bilderis repreuyden, this is maad in to the heed of the corner; and the stoon of hirtyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

to you, then, who are believing [is] the preciousness; and to the unbelieving, a stone that the builders disapproved of, this one did become for the head of a corner,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:7


2:7 To them who believe, he is become the head of the corner - The chief corner stone, on which the whole building rests. Unbelievers too will at length find him such to their sorrow, #Matt 21:44|. #Psalm 118:22|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:7


1Pe 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe. The prophecy is now applied. [He is] precious to believers because they enjoy the promise embraced in "he that believeth on him shall not be confounded". (1Pe 2:6). But unto them which be disobedient. Those who do not believe and hence, disobey; to these he is the stone which the builders rejected, which is spoken of in Ps 118:22. See also Mt 21:42 Ac 4:11. The same is made the head of the corner. Peter quotes this passage from the Old Testament and applies it with great force (Ac 4:11). The rejected Savior had become the Head of God's spiritual temple.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9

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