1 Peter 2:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
, as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
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
, ζare built up
oikodomeo (Greek #3618)
to be a house-builder, i.e. construct or (figuratively) confirm
KJV usage: (be in) build(-er, -ing, up), edify, embolden.
Pronounce: oy-kod-om-eh'-o
Origin: from the same as 3619
a spiritual
pneumatikos (Greek #4152)
non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious
KJV usage: spiritual. Compare 5591.
Pronounce: pnyoo-mat-ik-os'
Origin: from 4151
oikos (Greek #3624)
a dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: home, house(-hold), temple.
Pronounce: oy'-kos
Origin: of uncertain affinity
q, an holy
hagios (Greek #40)
sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated)
KJV usage: (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-os
Origin: from ἅγος (an awful thing) (compare 53, 2282)
hierateuma (Greek #2406)
the priestly fraternity, i.e. sacerdotal order (figuratively)
KJV usage: priesthood.
Pronounce: hee-er-at'-yoo-mah
Origin: from 2407
r, to offer up
anaphero (Greek #399)
to take up (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: bear, bring (carry, lead) up, offer (up).
Pronounce: an-af-er'-o
Origin: from 303 and 5342
pneumatikos (Greek #4152)
non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious
KJV usage: spiritual. Compare 5591.
Pronounce: pnyoo-mat-ik-os'
Origin: from 4151
s sacrifices
thusia (Greek #2378)
sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: sacrifice .
Pronounce: thoo-see'-ah
Origin: from 2380
, acceptable
euprosdektos (Greek #2144)
well-received, i.e. approved, favorable
KJV usage: acceptable(-ted).
Pronounce: yoo-pros'-dek-tos
Origin: from 2095 and a derivative of 4327
to God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
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
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

are built.
or, be ye built.
an holy.
Psa. 50:14,23• 14Offer unto God thanksgiving, and perform thy vows unto the Most High;
23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me; and to him that ordereth his way will I shew the salvation of God.
(Psa. 50:14,23)
Psa. 141:2• 2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening oblation. (Psa. 141:2)
Hos. 14:2• 2Take with you words, and turn to Jehovah; say unto him, Forgive all iniquity, and receive us graciously; so will we render the calves of our lips. (Hos. 14:2)
Mal. 1:11• 11For from the rising of the sun even unto its setting my name shall be great among the nations; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure oblation: for my name shall be great among the nations, saith Jehovah of hosts. (Mal. 1:11)
John 4:22‑24• 22Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.
23But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such as his worshippers.
24God is a spirit; and they who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.
(John 4:22‑24)
Rom. 12:1• 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service. (Rom. 12:1)
Phil. 2:17• 17But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all. (Phil. 2:17)
Phil. 4:18• 18But I have all things in full supply and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things sent from you, an odour of sweet savour, an acceptable sacrifice, agreeable to God. (Phil. 4:18)
Heb. 13:15‑16• 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of the lips confessing his name.
16But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
(Heb. 13:15‑16)
 as Peter received a new name from the Rock which Christ alone was, so the saints who believe acquire a nature from what He is, as he here tells us; "yourselves also as living stones are being builded up a spiritual house." (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 In nature no object lies more obviously void of life than a stone. But this only makes the power of grace the more impressive. (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 The only temple God owns is the church as a whole, unless it be individually the temple of a Christian's body; for the Holy Ghost by His indwelling so constitutes both (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19). (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 Here the privilege attributed to all saints is greater than any son of Aaron ever enjoyed, or even Aaron himself; for it applies to all times, and with a boldness he never knew. Faith is entitled thus to approach where Christ is now through the rent veil in virtue of His blood and the Spirit who makes its efficacy good to our conscience and heart, as our settled status. (1 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)
 as "a holy priesthood," the exercise of the heart by faith is toward the God who brought us to Himself by His grace in Christ, and could righteously bring us thus near by His blood. We hence approach within, and offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. What the sons of Aaron did in the sanctuary after a material sort, which derived all its value from being a shadow of Christ and His acceptance to God as a perfect and constant odor of rest, the saints are now exhorted to do, As the Epistle to the Hebrews expresses it, "By Him therefore let us offer sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, fruit of lips confessing to His name." (1 Peter 2:9-10 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

W. Kelly Translation

ayourselves also as living stones are being builded up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

WK Translation Notes

yourselves also... are being builded up: is it not loose to render the text, "ye also... are built," as in the Authorized and Revised Versions? Read "yourselves also... are being built" etc. (Bible Treasury 15:63)
^ a: εἰς, "for," is read by high and ample authority, and adopted by the Revisers in their phrase "to be." (Bible Treasury 14:79)