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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21 I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,”(A) says the Lord.

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

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Footnotes

  1. 2:5 Or you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood

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

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Footnotes

  1. 2:9 Or generation, or nation
  2. 2:9 Dt 7:6; 10:15; Is 43:20 LXX
  3. 2:9 Ex 19:6; 23:22 LXX; Is 61:6
  4. 2:9 Ex 19:6; 23:22 LXX
  5. 2:9 Ex 19:5; 23:22 LXX; Dt 4:20; 7:6; Is 43:21 LXX
  6. 2:9 Or the mighty deeds
  7. 2:9 Is 42:12; 43:21

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