Indeed, it is just as important now that we be a priest as it is that we rule properly in God's Kingdom. Praying through 1 Peter 2:10 . None of us deserve Your grace and yet You reached down from heaven and lifted us up into heavenly places - and we have become one in Christ - in Whose name we pray, AMEN. A royal priesthood, an holy nation.--These words are a direct quotation from Exodus 19:6, according to the LXX. 1 Peter 2:9. To announce publicly, proclaim. This must be taken into consideration in dealing with the doctrine of the Christian ministry. (See Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79.) From hos and pos; what(-ever) how, i.e. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race (1 Pet. τα, οὐ μόνον τὴν κατὰ φρένας, ἀλλὰ καὶ τὴν κατὰ ἔργα καὶ οἰκονομίαν καὶ ὅσα τοιαῦτα, he does not speak of any one excellency, but of the happiness and blessedness of life, or even all cleverness, not only in mind, but in deed and in management, and things of this kind, ΤᾺς ἈΡΕΤᾺς ΑὐΤΟῦ ἘΝ ΤΑῖς ΝΉΣΟΙς ἈΝΑΓΓΕΛΟῦΣΙ, they shall declare His praises in the islands, Λαόν μου ο}ν περιεποιησάμην τὰς ἀρετάς μου. Answer: The phrase peculiar people in 1 Peter 2:9 comes from the King James Version and is not seen in the more modern English translations. Here again, then, we have St. Peter speaking in praise of St. Paul's mission, and, indeed, speaking in the same tones of unbounded admiration: "His marvellous light." But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Goodness, a gracious act, virtue, uprightness. He himself found the change to be what he here describes, therefore there is no difficulty in supposing that other Hebrews should have found it so too. 1Peter 1:12; 1Peter 1:25). It is, no doubt, intended to represent Exodus 19:5, though it differs both from the Greek and the Hebrew, the variation being due to a recollection of the Greek of two other passages of the Old Testament (Isaiah 43:21; Malachi 3:17). Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To be wondered at, wonderful, marvelous. 1 Peter 2:9-17: How are we to live when we sense we are in “exile”? From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons. Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. The word "praises" is put here in accordance with the English version there. From the same as arrhen; properly, manliness, i.e. A peculiar people.--This curious phrase is literally, a people for a special reservation. The allusion is throughout to the people of Israel in general, who, in an external way, were all that is here said; but was only true in a spiritual sense of such as were chosen and called among the Jews: and … 1 Peter 2:9(ESV) Verse Thoughts What an astonishing revelation is contained within this simple yet profound verse of Scripture, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light". When the culture is not Christian, and our surrounding city or country develops antipathy to the Christian faith? This means that even now we have priestly responsibilities; they are not off in the future. Offspring, family, race, nation, kind. 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, The Revised Version, instead of ‘praises,’ reads excellencies--and even that is but a feeble translation of the remarkable word here employed. ANYANWU DANIEL on 1 Peter 2:9 FOR US TO BE A CHOSEN PEOPLE BY GOD, HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD EVEN THE WORLD TO COME. When children speak of a thing being their "very own" it exactly expresses what we have here. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. 1 Peter 2:9, NASB: "But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;" 1 Peter 2:9, NLT: "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. This function they abdicated by their selfish exclusiveness, and it has descended to the new Israel. Isaiah 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. The church today can claim the title of God's chosen people. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. Of skia ; shadiness, i.e ; they are not off in the that! 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