1 Peter 2

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1 Peter 2
Papyrus Bodmer VIII.jpg
A leaf containing the Epistles of Peter on Papyrus 72 (3rd/4th century)
BookFirst Epistle of Peter
Bible partNew Testament
Order in the Bible part21
CategoryGeneral epistles

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.[1][2]


Fragment containing 1 Peter 1:23-2:5 on Papyrus 125 (3rd/4th century).

Verse 2[edit]

as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,[3]

NU-Text adds "up to salvation".[4]

Verse 6[edit]

Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”[5]

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

Verse 7[edit]

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”[6]

Citing Psalm 118:22

Verse 8[edit]

“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.”
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.[7]

Citing Isaiah 8:14

Verse 9[edit]

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;[8]

Citing: Isaiah 62:12

Cross references[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque, ed. New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  2. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans, ed. Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  3. ^ 1 Peter 2:2
  4. ^ New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
  5. ^ 1 Peter 2:6
  6. ^ 1 Peter 2:7
  7. ^ 1 Peter 2:8
  8. ^ 1 Peter 2:9

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

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