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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Peter 2:4-10

God’s living temple (2:4-10)People in general might see no worth in Christ and reject him, but God sees him as the chosen one through whom sinners have eternal life. Those who receive new life through Christ are likened to living stones who form a temple in which God is worshipped. They also form the priesthood that offers the worship (4-5).Christ is the chief cornerstone in this living building, and those who believe in him will never be disappointed (6). The people of Israel, who were... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Peter 2:8

stumbling . Greek. proskomma. See Romans 9:32 . offence . Greek. skandalon. See 1 Corinthians 1:23 , and compare Romans 9:33 . This is a composite quotation from Psalms 118:22 and Isaiah 8:14 . App-107 . stumble . Greek. proskopto. See Romans 9:32 . at the word, &c . = being disobedient to the word. word . App-121 . whereunto = unto ( App-104 .) which. also, &c . = they were appointed also. appointed . Greek. tithemi. Occurs ninety-six times and translated "appoint", here;... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Peter 2:8

1 Peter 2:8. And a stone of stumbling, &c.— We render this verse as if it were one continued sentence; but thus violence is done to the text, and the apostle's sense is thrown into obscurity and disorder; which is restored by putting a full stop after offence, and beginning a new sentence thus: They stumble at the word. For, observe, the apostle runs a double antithesis between believers and unbelievers: To you who believe, says he, it is precious; to them who believe not, and are... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Peter 2:8

8. stone of stumbling, c.—quoted from Isaiah 8:14. Not merely they stumbled, in that their prejudices were offended but their stumbling implies the judicial punishment of their reception of Messiah; they hurt themselves in stumbling over the corner-stone, as "stumble" means in Jeremiah 13:16; Daniel 11:19. at the word—rather, join "being disobedient to the word"; so 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Peter 4:17. whereunto—to penal stumbling; to the judicial punishment of their unbelief. See above. also—an... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Peter 2:1-10

C. Our Priestly Calling 2:1-10Peter continued his explanation of Christians’ duties as we endure trials and suffering joyfully. He called his readers to do certain things in the world of unbelievers, and he reminded them of certain realities in this pericope. He did so to motivate them to press on to finish God’s plan and purpose for them in the world now."The great doxology (1 Peter 1:3-12) begins with praise to God, who is the One who begot us again. All hortations that follow grow out of... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Peter 2:3-10

II. THE IDENTITY OF CHRISTIANS 1:3-2:10The essentially chiastic structure of thought in the letter, excluding the introduction and conclusion, can be visualized in the outline (above). The recurrence of the direct address "Beloved" in 1 Peter 2:11 and 1 Peter 4:12 divides this letter into three main parts."The theme of the first part is the identity of the people of God established on the basis of the great salvation Christ has accomplished (and is accomplishing) on their behalf. Their identity... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Peter 2:7-8

In contrast to believers, those who reject Jesus Christ as the foundation find Him to be a stone over which they trip and fall. He becomes the instrument of their destruction. The "builders" were Israel’s religious leaders (cf. Psalms 118:22). When they disobeyed Old Testament commands to accept their Messiah, they stumbled spiritually and would suffer destruction (Isaiah 8:14). This was true of Israel corporately, and it is true of every unbeliever individually.Jesus Christ was the stone that... read more

John Darby

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament - 1 Peter 2:8

2:8 disobedient (d-16) Or 'disbelieving.' See ch. 3.20 and 4.17. offence; (f-9) Lit. 'fall trap,' as Romans 9:33 ; 1 Corinthians 1:23 . see Note, Matthew 13:57 . Cited from Isaiah 8:14 . read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Peter 2:1-25

New Life According to the Ancient Promise, and after the Example of ChristB (iii). 1 Peter 2:1-10. St. Peter considers that the Christian is the continuation of the Jewish Church. Christ’s coming has been a time of reformation (Hebrews 9:10), but there has been no break with the past. After setting forth the doctrine of salvation (1 Peter 1:3-9), he went on to show that it was the fulfilment of the doctrine of the prophets (1 Peter 1:10-12). Now, after writing about the new life of Christians... read more

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