1 Peter 2:9

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Peter 2:9

But yee are a chosen generation, a royall Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that yee should shewe forth the praises of him, who hath called you out of darknes into his marueilous light:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR {God's} OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for `God's' own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* [are] a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;
- Darby Bible

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
- Webster's Bible

But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
- Weymouth Bible

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
- World English Bible

But ye ben a chosun kyn, a kyngli preesthod, hooli folc, a puple of purchasing, that ye telle the vertues of hym, that clepide you fro derknessis in to his wondirful liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye [are] a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Peter 2:9

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:9


2:9 But ye - Who believe in Christ Are - In a higher sense than ever the Jews were. A chosen or elect race, a royal priesthood - Kings and priests unto God, #Rev 1:6|. As princes, ye have power with God, and victory over sin, the world, and the devil: as priests, ye are consecrated to God, for offering spiritual sacrifices. Ye Christians are as one holy nation, under Christ your King. A purchased people - Who are his peculiar property. That ye may show forth - By your whole behaviour, to all mankind. The virtues - The excellent glory, the mercy, wisdom, and power of him, Christ, who hath called you out of the darkness of ignorance, error, sin, and misery.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:9


1Pe 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation. "An elect race" (Revised Version). God's chosen race, like ancient Israel. Christians are now the chosen people (Isa 43:21). A royal priesthood. See Ex 19:6. The Hebrew passage which Peter refers to means "a kingdom of priests". Either this is its meaning, or that all in it, "anointed ones" like Christ, are in some sense like him, priest-kings. An holy nation. Set apart to God. A peculiar people. "A people for [God's] own possession" (Revised Version). Differing from the world in life. That ye should shew forth. They differ from the world that their holy lives may shine as a light and honor God. Out of darkness. In this verse and 1Pe 2:10 Peter surely has in mind Gentile Christians.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2:9

  • Ferdinand Wanyisia on 1 Peter 2:9
    We are not of this world.We are God's chosen generation,a royal priesthood,a holy nation,a peculiar people,"HALLELUYAH"What a blessing!! Hey,you chosen generation,let us worship our heavenly Father in spirit and truth.
  • AMBROSE SHANE on 1 Peter 2:9
    It is by grace not by our holiness that we are chosen. The blood on the cross was not because of our rightiousness bt bcause of our sinful nature. God 's unconditional love made Him set us apart as a chosen race and we only need to realize it. Glory to God!
  • Silindile on 1 Peter 2:9
    owww we were chosen long before the word says he chose us before the foundation of the world he chose us loved us God he is wonderfull we thank you Jesus for your blood.
  • Basetsana Mahape on 1 Peter 2:9
    we have been redeemed from sin and all curses related to sin.No longer ordinary but kingly leneage above the circumstances no wonder the bible admonish us not to walk by sight but by faith. Thanks to Jesus.
  • Basetsana Mahape on 1 Peter 2:9
    we have been redeemed from sin and all curses related to sin.No longer ordinary but kingly leneage above the circumstances no wonder the bible admonish us not to walk by sight but by faith. Thanks to Jesus.
  • Muzie on 1 Peter 2:9
    it is with greater privilege for us for GOD to have declared us as HIS chosen generation it is very overwhelming all we need to do is to Praise and Worship Him constantly FOR IT IS FINISHED all the powers of darkness have been destroyed for us to live freely THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD
  • Steven Elias. on 1 Peter 2:9
    This passage is refering to the jews.Isreal.The apple of hashems eye.NOT christians,who are the wild olive tree,grafted into the natural because of grace through faith.Christianity never has and never will supercede the our
    G-ds priesthood on earth.ISRAEL.
  • Osundare oluwakemiomolola on 1 Peter 2:9
    the passage tell us 2 move away 4rm d worldiy things that can derive us 4rm god promise.
  • Joseph Frisbee on 1 Peter 2:9
    Always lead by example!!! Be a ray of "Gods divine light", to all those in spiritual darkness. Let the Lord Jehovah God lead you in all ways, and follow him obediently, and humbly....
  • ANYANWU DANIEL on 1 Peter 2:9
    FOR US TO BE A CHOSEN PEOPLE BY GOD, HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD EVEN THE WORLD TO COME. SO IT DOESN'T MATTER OF ALL OUR CHALLENGES IN LIFE JESUS CHRIST IS THERE FOR US, SO WE SHOULD BE HAPPY AND JOYFUL IN CHRIST JESUS FOR HE HAS CHOSEN YOU AND I TO SHOW FORTH HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT,WE ARE HIS AMBASIDORS. THANK YOU JESUS.


 

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