and you will be My kingdom of priests and My holy nation.’(A) These are the words that you are to say to the Israelites.”

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But you will be called the Lord’s priests;(A)
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.

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you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God(A) through Jesus Christ.

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But you are a chosen race,[a](A)[b] a royal priesthood,(B)[c]
a holy nation,(C)[d] a people for His possession,(D)[e]
so that you may proclaim the praises[f](E)[g]
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.(F)

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and made us a kingdom,[a] priests[b](A) to His God and Father—the glory and dominion are His forever and ever. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:6 Other mss read kings and
  2. Revelation 1:6 Or made us into (or to be) a kingdom of priests; Ex 19:6

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