1 PETER 2:9
CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS
KJV ... You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous Light.
AMP. ... You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, God's own purchased special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light.
NLT ... You are a chosen people, you are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful Light.
THE MESSAGE ... You are the ones chosen by God; chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people; God's instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you ... from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler