1 Peter 2:9 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
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)
ye
humeis (Greek #5210)
you (as subjective of verb)
KJV usage: ye (yourselves), you.
Pronounce: hoo-mice'
Origin: irregular plural of 4771
are a chosen
eklektos (Greek #1588)
select; by implication, favorite
KJV usage: chosen, elect.
Pronounce: ek-lek-tos'
Origin: from 1586
generation
genos (Greek #1085)
"kin" (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, individual or collective)
KJV usage: born, country(-man), diversity, generation, kind(-red), nation, offspring, stock.
Pronounce: ghen'-os
Origin: from 1096
, a royal
basileios (Greek #934)
kingly (in nature)
KJV usage: royal.
Pronounce: bas-il'-i-os
Origin: from 935
priesthood
hierateuma (Greek #2406)
the priestly fraternity, i.e. sacerdotal order (figuratively)
KJV usage: priesthood.
Pronounce: hee-er-at'-yoo-mah
Origin: from 2407
, 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)
nation
ethnos (Greek #1484)
a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan)
KJV usage: Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Pronounce: eth'-nos
Origin: probably from 1486
, a κpeculiar
peripoiesis (Greek #4047)
acquisition (the act or the thing); by extension, preservation
KJV usage: obtain(-ing), peculiar, purchased, possession, saving.
Pronounce: per-ee-poy'-ay-sis
Origin: from 4046
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eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
people
laos (Greek #2992)
a people (in general; thus differing from 1218, which denotes one's own populace)
KJV usage: people.
Pronounce: lah-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
; that
hopos (Greek #3704)
what(-ever) how, i.e. in the manner that (as adverb or conjunction of coincidence, intentional or actual)
KJV usage: because, how, (so) that, to, when.
Pronounce: hop'-oce
Origin: from 3739 and 4459
ye should show forth
exaggello (Greek #1804)
to publish, i.e. celebrate
KJV usage: shew forth.
Pronounce: ex-ang-el'-lo
Origin: from 1537 and the base of 32
the λpraises
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
arete (Greek #703)
properly, manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed)
KJV usage: praise, virtue.
Pronounce: ar-et'-ay
Origin: from the same as 730
of him who hath called
kaleo (Greek #2564)
to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise)
KJV usage: bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called)).
Pronounce: kal-eh'-o
Origin: akin to the base of 2753
you
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
out of
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in, ...ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
darkness
skotos (Greek #4655)
shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: darkness.
Pronounce: skot'-os
Origin: from the base of 4639
f into
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
his
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)
marvellous
thaumastos (Greek #2298)
wondered at, i.e. (by implication) wonderful
KJV usage: marvel(-lous).
Pronounce: thow-mas-tos'
Origin: from 2296
light
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
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a chosen.
a royal.
an holy.
peculiar.
or, purchased.
Deut. 4:20• 20But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day. (Deut. 4:20)
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Deut. 7:6• 6For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. (Deut. 7:6)
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Deut. 14:2• 2For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth. (Deut. 14:2)
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Deut. 26:18‑19• 18And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
19And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.
(Deut. 26:18‑19)
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Acts 20:28• 28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)
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Eph. 1:14• 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Eph. 1:14)
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Titus 2:14• 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14)
shew.
praises.
or, virtues.
who.
Isa. 9:2• 2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isa. 9:2)
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Isa. 60:1‑2• 1Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
2For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
(Isa. 60:1‑2)
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Matt. 4:16• 16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. (Matt. 4:16)
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Luke 1:79• 79To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:79)
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Acts 26:28• 28Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. (Acts 26:28)
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Rom. 9:24• 24Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? (Rom. 9:24)
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Eph. 5:8‑11• 8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
(Eph. 5:8‑11)
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Phil. 3:14• 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:14)
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Col. 1:13• 13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (Col. 1:13)
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1 Thess. 5:4‑8• 4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
(1 Thess. 5:4‑8)
 If Israel's place was for the time forfeited, the believing remnant get the blessing and are pronounced "a chosen race." (1 Peter 2:9-10 by W. Kelly)
 a royal priesthood to manifest His praises before the day of His power. It is not of course preaching the gospel to the lost that they might be saved, but telling out His virtues or excellencies, as our testimony to Him who alone is worthy and exalted of God. (1 Peter 2:9-10 by W. Kelly)
 Had they not cried in their blind and mad hatred, His blood be on us and on our children? The remnant, on the contrary, who owned Him and were washed from their sins in His blood, were now "a holy nation" accepted in His name. (1 Peter 2:9-10 by W. Kelly)
 If God was morally bound to discard at length the people who were always resisting the Holy Spirit, as their fathers had done, those of them who believed on Christ became "a people for a possession." (1 Peter 2:9-10 by W. Kelly)
 The Apostle, therefore, applies the character of “holy nation” to the elect remnant, investing them in the main with the titles bestowed in Exodus 19 on condition of obedience, but here in connection with the Messiah, their enjoyment of these titles being founded on His obedience and rights acquired by their faith in Him. (1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 It will be noticed that the first chapter of this epistle presents the Christian as animated by hope, but under trial-the precious trial of faith. The second chapter presents him in his privileges, as of a holy and royal priesthood, by means of faith. (1 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 We are those whom God has chosen out and separated to Himself. In the coming age the kingly character of our priesthood will be more manifest than it is at present, but now we are commissioned to show forth the praises, the virtue or excellences, of God in this disobedient world. This is our priestly function manward. (1 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)
 In the coming age the saints are going to judge the world, as 1 Cor. 6:2 tells us. As kingly priests we shall then be commissioned to dispense His judgment. We are kingly priests today, but commissioned to dispense His excellent righteousness expressed in grace, to set forth His character as light and love. This, of course, we do even more by what we are than by what we say. It is the character and spirit and attitude of the royal priest that counts for so much. (1 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nationg, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

JND Translation Notes

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See Ex. 19.6.

W. Kelly Translation

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But ye [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set out the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness unto his marvellous light1;

WK Translation Notes

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^ possession... excellencies: Was it needful to define the general phrase εἰς π. in 9 by interpolating God’s own? In the same verse "excellencies" is right. (Bible Treasury 14:79)
^ possession: it ought to be more general, "a people for a possession," though doubtless God’s possession is meant. (Bible Treasury 15:63)