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1 Peter 2

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Book  First Epistle of Peter
Order in the Bible part  21
Bible part  New Testament
Category  General epistles
1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2 is the second chapter of the First Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The author identifies himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Papyrus 72 (3rd/4rd century)
  • Papyrus 125 (3rd/4rd century; extant: verses 1-5, 7-12)
  • Papyrus 81 (4rd century; extant: verses 20-25)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; complete)
  • Papyrus 74 (7th century; extant: verses 6-7,11-12,18,24)
  • This chapter is divided into 25 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 1 Peter 2:1-3 = The Enduring Word
  • 1 Peter 2:4-10 = The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People
  • 1 Peter 2:11-12 = Living Before the World
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17 = Submission to Government
  • 1 Peter 2:18-25 = Submission to Masters
  • Verse 2

    as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

    NU-Text adds "up to salvation".

    Verse 6

    Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,“Behold, I lay in ZionA chief cornerstone, elect, precious,And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

    Citing Isaiah 28:16
    Cross reference: Romans 9:33

    Verse 7

    Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,“The stone which the builders rejectedHas become the chief cornerstone,”

    Citing Psalm 118:22

    Verse 8

    and“A stone of stumblingAnd a rock of offense.”They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

    Citing Isaiah 8:14

    Verse 9

    New King James Version

    But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

    Citing: Isaiah 62:12


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