you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests(A) and a holy nation.’(B) These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

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  1. Exodus 19:6 Or possession, for the whole earth is mine. You
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you also, like living stones, are being built(A) into a spiritual house[a](B) to be a holy priesthood,(C) offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.(D)

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  1. 1 Peter 2:5 Or into a temple of the Spirit
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But you are a chosen people,(A) a royal priesthood,(B) a holy nation,(C) God’s special possession,(D) that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.(E)

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