1 Peter 2:9
Good News Translation
But you are the chosen race, the King's priests, the holy nation, God's own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvelous light.

Contemporary English Version
But you are God's chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things he has done. The Scriptures say,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

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But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

a chosen.

1 Peter 1:2 According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied.

Deuteronomy 10:15 And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved.

Psalm 22:30 And to him my soul shall live: and my seed shall serve him.

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.

Psalm 73:15 If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of thy children.

Isaiah 41:8 But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend:

Isaiah 44:1 And now hear, O Jacob, my servant, and Israel whom I have chosen.

a royal.

Exodus 19:5,6 If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine. . . .

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be called the priests of the Lord: to you it shall be said: Ye ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and you shall pride yourselves in their glory.

Isaiah 66:21 And I will take of them to be priests, and Levites, saith the Lord.

Revelation 1:6 And hath made us a kingdom, and priests to God and his Father. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. In these the second death hath no power. But they shall be priests of God and of Christ: and shall reign with him a thousand years.

an holy.

Psalm 106:5 That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in the joy of thy nation: that thou mayst be praised with thy inheritance.

Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, and let the just nation, that keepeth the truth, enter in.

John 17:19 And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

1 Corinthians 3:17 But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

peculiar.

Deuteronomy 4:20 But the Lord hath taken you and brought you out of the iron furnaces of Egypt, to make you his people of inheritance, as it is this present day.

Deuteronomy 7:6 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:2 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God: and he chose thee to be his peculiar people of all nations that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:18,19 And the Lord hath chosen thee this day, to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to thee, and to keep all his commandments: . . .

Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Ephesians 1:14 Who is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of acquisition, unto the praise of his glory.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

shew.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any minister, let him do it, as of the power which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself, they shall shew forth my praise.

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. . . .

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 1:6 Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son.

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations, world without end. Amen.

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world. . . .

praises.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.

Isaiah 60:1,2 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. . . .

Matthew 4:16 The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.

Luke 1:79 To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Acts 26:28 And Agrippa said to Paul: In a little thou persuadest me to become a Christian.

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom also he hath called, not only of the Jews but also of the Gentiles.

Ephesians 5:8-11 For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. . . .

Philippians 3:14 I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. . . .

Context
The Living Stone
8And a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set. 9But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 10Who in times past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy: but now have obtained mercy.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:5
If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine.

Exodus 19:6
And you shall be to me a priestly kingdom, and a holy nation. These are the words thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 4:20
But the Lord hath taken you and brought you out of the iron furnaces of Egypt, to make you his people of inheritance, as it is this present day.

Deuteronomy 7:6
Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15
And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved.

Deuteronomy 14:2
Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God: and he chose thee to be his peculiar people of all nations that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:18
And the Lord hath chosen thee this day, to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to thee, and to keep all his commandments:

Deuteronomy 26:19
And to make thee higher than all nations which he hath created, to his own praise, and name, and glory: that thou mayst be a holy people of the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.

1 Samuel 12:22
And the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because the Lord hath sworn to make you his people.

Psalm 118:27
The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us. Appoint a solemn day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the altar.

Psalm 135:4
For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself: Israel for his own possession.

Isaiah 9:2
The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.

Isaiah 42:16
And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.

Isaiah 43:20
The beast of the field shall glorify me, the dragons and the ostriches: because I have given waters in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, to my chosen.

Isaiah 43:21
This people have I formed for myself, they shall shew forth my praise.

Isaiah 61:6
But you shall be called the priests of the Lord: to you it shall be said: Ye ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and you shall pride yourselves in their glory.

Isaiah 62:12
And they shall call them, The holy people, the redeemed of the Lord. But thou shalt be called: A city sought after, and not forsaken.

Isaiah 66:21
And I will take of them to be priests, and Levites, saith the Lord.

Malachi 3:17
And they shall be my special possession, saith the Lord of hosts, in the day that I do judgment: and I will spare them, as a man spareth his son that serveth him.

Titus 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

Additional Translations
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of the One having called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

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:

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;

But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may shew forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

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:

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.

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:

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;
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