Kepha (Peter) 1 - 2:4-10


4  Drawing near to Him, a living Stone - rejected indeed by men, but chosen by יהוה and precious -

5  you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a qodesh kehunnah, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to יהוה through יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ.

6  Because it is contained in the Scripture, "See, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious, and he who believes on Him shall by no means be put to shame." 

7  This esteem, then, is for you who believe; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone,"

8  and "A stone of stumbling and a rock that makes for falling," who stumble because they are disobedient to the Word, to which they also were appointed.

9  But you are a chosen race, a royal kehunnah, a qodesh nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light,

10  who once were not a people, but now the people of Elohim; who had not obtained compassion, but now obtained compassion.