1 Peter 2:8-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.
They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.