1 Peter 2:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

pros (Greek #4314)
a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated)
KJV usage: about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.
Pronounce: pros
Origin: a strengthened form of 4253
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
proserchomai (Greek #4334)
to approach, i.e. (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to
KJV usage: (as soon as he) come (unto), come thereunto, consent, draw near, go (near, to, unto).
Pronounce: pros-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 4314 and 2064 (including its alternate)
, as unto a living
zao (Greek #2198)
to live (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
Pronounce: dzah'-o
Origin: a primary verb
lithos (Greek #3037)
a stone (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: (mill-, stumbling-)stone.
Pronounce: lee'-thos
Origin: apparently a primary word
, disallowed
apodokimazo (Greek #593)
to disapprove, i.e. (by implication) to repudiate
KJV usage: disallow, reject.
Pronounce: ap-od-ok-ee-mad'-zo
Origin: from 575 and 1381
o indeed
men (Greek #3303)
properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with 1161 (this one, the former, etc.)
KJV usage: even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily. Often compounded with other particles in an intensive or asseverative sense.
Pronounce: men
Origin: a primary particle
hupo (Greek #5259)
under, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at))
KJV usage: among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately.
Pronounce: hoop-o'
Origin: a primary preposition
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
, but
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
eklektos (Greek #1588)
select; by implication, favorite
KJV usage: chosen, elect.
Pronounce: ek-lek-tos'
Origin: from 1586
para (Greek #3844)
properly, near; i.e. (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local (especially beyond or opposed to) or causal (on account of)
KJV usage: above, against, among, at, before, by, contrary to, X friend, from, + give (such things as they), + that (she) had, X his, in, more than, nigh unto, (out) of, past, save, side...by, in the sight of, than, (there-)fore, with. In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
Pronounce: par-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, and precious
entimos (Greek #1784)
valued (figuratively)
KJV usage: dear, more honourable, precious, in reputation.
Pronounce: en'-tee-mos
Origin: from 1722 and 5092

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Ministry on This Verse

a living.
 "Unto whom approaching": from the time of approach it is real and full of blessing. (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 "Living" is a word near to Peter's heart, since so he was enabled to confess Christ, "the Son of the living God," (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 that which Christ builds beyond Satan's power to destroy. (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 He, a living Stone, imparts His own virtue to those who come. (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 I now know the Lord Himself: I have tasted that which He is. (1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,

W. Kelly Translation

Unto whom approaching, a living stone, by men indeed rejected but with God chosen, precious1,

WK Translation Notes

precious: One might have rendered ἔντιμον, prized, or held in honor, to distinguish it from τίμιον, but for τιμὴ in ver. 7 which inclines me to "precious." (Epist. of Peter, p.123)