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1 Peter 2

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

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an holy.
Psa. 50:14,23• 14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.
(Psa. 50:14,23)
Psa. 141:2• 2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. (Psa. 141:2)
Hos. 14:2• 2Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away 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 the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. (Mal. 1:11)
John 4:22‑24• 22Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(John 4:22‑24)
Rom. 12:1• 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1)
Phil. 2:17• 17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. (Phil. 2:17)
Phil. 4:18• 18But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. (Phil. 4:18)
Heb. 13:15‑16• 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
(Heb. 13:15‑16)
 In chapter 2:5 the holy priesthood alludes to Aaron; in verse 9 the royal priesthood refers to Melchizedec. (Our Pilgrimage, Priesthood, and Suffering: 1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 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)
 The Apostle delights in this word “living.” It was to him the Father had revealed that Jesus was the Son of the living God. (1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 I will build, says Christ; it grows, says Paul; living stones come, says Peter. This must not be confounded with the building into which men may build wood and hay and stubble, as the same thing. (1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 He Himself was—whatever Simon might know or not know Him to be—instantly assumed possession of him and changed his name to Peter, which means “a stone.” It was as though the Lord said to him, “Coming to Me in faith you have become-even though your faith is partial as yet and incomplete—of the same nature as Myself.” (1 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)
 We, too, are priests by birth. Being born of God, we are priests of God. We, too, have had the washing of water by the Word (1:22, 23). We have been redeemed by blood, the precious blood of Christ (1:19), and we have received the Spirit, who was typified of the oil; though that particular feature is not brought before us in the passage we are considering. We have come to Christ (2:4), and thus we are priests, just as Aaron’s sons were priests as having come to Aaron, and being thus associated with him in the priest’s office. (1 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)
 All that we offer we offer by Him; and this of course accounts for its acceptability to God. (1 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)

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

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

WK Translation Notes

To render the text, "ye also... are built," as in the KJV and RV is loose. Read "yourselves also... are being built" etc.