1 Peter 2:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Peter 2:6, NIV: For in Scripture it says: 'See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.'

1 Peter 2:6, ESV: For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

1 Peter 2:6, KJV: Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

1 Peter 2:6, NASB: For this is contained in Scripture: 'BEHOLD, I AM LAYING IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, AND THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE PUT TO SHAME.'

1 Peter 2:6, NLT: As the Scriptures say, 'I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.'

1 Peter 2:6, CSB: For it stands in Scripture:See, I lay a stone in Zion,a chosen and honored cornerstone,and the one who believes in himwill never be put to shame.

What does 1 Peter 2:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Peter supports the points he has made in the previous verses by referencing Isaiah 28:16. Peter affirms that Jesus is the one Isaiah pointed to, the cornerstone of the building God is completing at this very moment. The cornerstone served as the basis for the foundation of a structure. Its size, placement, and solidity were crucial if the building was to stand. A good builder would invest much time and energy in choosing and shaping the perfect cornerstone.

In this spiritual house, Christ is that cornerstone. This building will not fall. Those who trust or believe in Jesus will be vindicated for their faith. This is more than simply proving that believers were not foolish for trusting in Christ. It's also that Christians can be confident that God will not shame us in judgement. In Christ, a Christian's sins are covered, and our purpose is clear. We are part of the house built by God, the house that will never fall.