1 peter 2:5 commentary
Each Christian is one of the essential stones that enables the whole structure to fulfill its purpose (cf. 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Advice to Presbyters. ((q) Eustathius in Homer. A spiritual house.—The epithet is supplied, just as in “living stone,” to make it abundantly clear that the language is figurative. Nevertheless, Christ procures favor for them. Our sacrifices are those of prayer, praise, and self-denying services in the cause of Christ (1Pe 2:9, end). Priest is the abbreviation of presbyter in the Church of England Prayer Book, not corresponding to the Aaronic priest (hiereus, who offered literal sacrifices). Они включают: 1) предоставление Богу своего тела (Рим. By Jesus Christ - as our mediating High Priest before God. The Incarnate Son heads the adoration offered to the Father by creation, just as He binds creation into a palace for the Fatherâs indwelling. So the Jews speak of spiritual sacrifices, as distinct from material ones: "the intellectual sacrifice (they say (t)) is before the material sacrifices, both in time and excellency.--Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the earth, and behold the intellectual attention did not agree with it, which is , "the spiritual sacrifice". Ye also â Believing in him with a loving and obedient faith, as lively â Greek, Î¶ÏÎ½ÏÎµÏ, living, stones â Quickened and made alive to God by spiritual life derived from him, are built up â Upon him, and in union with each other; a spiritual house â Spiritual yourselves; and a habitation of God through the Spirit. And let yourselves be used. священство святое Ветхозаветные священники и новозаветные верующие-священники имели много общих характерных черт: 1) священство является привилегией избранных (Исх. (5) Continuing, he compares us now to priests, placed for this purpose in the spiritual temple, that we should serve him with a spiritual worship, that is, with holiness and righteousness: but as the temple, so is the priesthood built upon Christ, in who alone all our spiritual offerings are accepted. It indicates a further end contemplated by the being built up in Christ. 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. By (or, through) Jesus Christ.—The name again, not the title only. (The Living Stone and a Chosen People. 1 Peter 5:11, NASB: "To Him be dominion forever and ever. Greek. This is the case when every one, content with his own measure, keeps himself within the limits of his own duty; all have, however, something to do with regard to others. Гал. It was a great saying of the Psalmist when he said, "I am small and of no reputation, yet do I put my trust in Thee." 2:19; Евр. One day they willlive with God in heaven and share Godâs *glory. But the sacrifices of the new hierarchy are “spiritual, ”—i.e., not material, not sacrifices of bulls and goats and lambs. The letter has always been identified (as are most general epistles, like James, John, and Jude) with the name of the author, Peter, and with the notation that it was his first inspired letter. The apostle’s design, in giving these titles to real Christians, is partly to show that they are dedicated to God in heart and life, and also that in the Christian church or temple, there is no need of the mediation of priests to present our prayers to God. Amen." Under the N. T., access has been opened once for all by Christ’s sacrifice for sin, and the only sacrifices which this priesthood is called to offer, or is capable of offering, are of the latter order. It denotes priests not in their individual capacity, but as a collective body or college. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. And in the same way Christians are both Spirit indwelt Sanctuary and Spirit impelled priesthood, house and household, and the implication coming from this, drawn out explicitly in the letter to the Hebrews, is that Jesus as Chief Cornerstone is also High Priest. He is "THE Son," "High Priest," "King," "Lamb:" they, "sons," "priests," "kings," "lambs." It’s really very important for a believer in Christ to know that we are living stones, spiritual temple where God’s Spirit dwells in. In that temple there were sacrifices offered, as acceptable to God as in the former - for they were spiritual sacrifices, offered continually. 1 Peter 2:5 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Not as Alford, 'Be ye built up.' Rather through it we benefit from His past sacrifice on the cross made once-for-all. chap. By an interesting coincidence the performances under the new system are also conducted only by thepriests. It was a most costly and splendid edifice. But we must not be loose in our thinking and turn it into what it is not. This may be understood, either: 1. 12:1, 2); 2) хвалу Богу (Евр. Однако, у священников есть великая привилегия – доступ к Богу. Every good Christian in a less proper sense may be called a priest, inasmuch as he offers to God what in a less proper and metaphorical sense may be called sacrifices and oblations; that is, the sacrifice of an humble and contrite heart, (Psalm l.) the sacrifice of self-denials and mortifications, or prayer, almsdeeds, &c. And it is called a royal priesthood, as Christians may be called metaphorically kings, by governing their passions, or because they are invited to reign with Christ in his kingdom, to sit on his throne, &c. See Apocalypse iii. term for the offering of sacrifice, and means properly to ‘bring up to the altar.’ It occurs thrice in the N. T. with the literal sense of ‘carrying up,’ or ‘leading up’ (Matthew 18:1; Mark 9:2; and, in reference to the Ascension, Luke 24:51. So Peter, as his wont is, charges them to do on their side what has been made both possible and a matter of duty by what has been done on God’s side. (5) Ye also, as lively stones, are built up.—This is true enough: they were in process of building up; but it suits the hortatory character of the whole Epistle better to take it (the one is as grammatical as the other) in the imperative sense: Be ye also as living stones built up. Read more Share Copy Raziel. They were the living part of the Sanctuary, keeping Israel in constant contact with the living God Who was manifested in the Holy of Holies. Idolaters are indeed under the influence of great fervor in their fictitious forms of worship; but it is so, because Satan inebriates their minds, lest they should come to consider their works; but whenever their consciences are led to examine things, they begin to stagger. Peter goes … ‘you also’-Similar to the vine and the branches comparison (John 15:1 ff), Jesus is the chief cornerstone upon whom are Christians are said to be built upon. , and offered under the influences of the Holy Spirit. 1:14; 2:1, 12, 15; 3:1–6, 13–17; 4:2; 5:8, 9). (1 Peter 2:1,2 Commentary-in depth) Grow means to cause to increase, to become greater in extent, size, state, or quality, (like a plant or a tree [or follower of Christ] would increase in size, stature, beauty, fruitfulness, etc). 33. Their service is to offer ‘sacrifices,’ and these, in conformity with the service itself, must be not material but ‘spiritual.’ In the O. T., sin and trespass offerings had to be offered first in order that access might be secured, and only after these, and in their train, came the sacrifices of consecration, praise, and thanksgiving. 15:16); 2) священники очищены от грехов (Лев. While every Christian has an individual purpose, we also have a corporate purpose that we cannot fulfill unless we take our place in the community of Christians that is the church. acceptable to God by Jesus Christ; through whom they are offered up; for it is through him the saints have access to God, present themselves to him, and their services; and both persons and services are only accepted in Christ, and for his sake, and in virtue of his sacrifice, which is always of a sweet smelling savour to God. Christ is precious Himself, and makes us accepted (Bengel). 13:16); 4) благотворительность (Евр. [Note: Goppelt, p30.]. 1 Peter 2:23, When reviled, he Isaiah 53:7, He opened not his reviled not again. Verse 16 ‘Conscience’ is the part of people that feels guilty when they do wrong things. We note that no option is given. 8:6-36; Тит. POINT TO NOTE: In the Old Testament, before serving in the tabernacle or temple, the priests had to first wash in the laver (Exodus 30:17-21). And they include the offerings of ourselves in our daily lives as ‘living’ sacrifices (note that even the sacrifices remain alive in this living house. (13-17) Also servants to their masters, and all to be patient, according to the example of the suffering Saviour. A spiritual house; the church of God, which is a spiritual temple consisting of living stones, built upon Jesus Christ, the living corner-stone. The word lively with us now has a different meaning from living, and denotes "active, quick, sprightly." 3:3, 4; 2Пет. Elders should be faithful shepherds. That the Apostle Peter is the author of 1 Peter however, is certain. 1 Peter 2:22, He did no sin, Isaiah 53:9, He did no sin, nor neither was guile found in his was guile in his mouth. In like manner, the Church is also constructed according to a pattern (1 Timothy 3:15). They are being taught to recognise that they themselves, in their union with one another, and with Jesus Christ, are the true abode of the Most High. For, according to his promise, he lives and walks in every true believer, 2 Corinthians 6:16; and collectively considered, as a holy society, or assembly, uniting together in his worship and service, you are the house, or temple, of the living God, (1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:20-21,) in which he manifests his presence, displays his glory, communicates his blessings, and accepts the prayers and praises, alms and oblations, of his people; a holy priesthood — Not only God’s temple, but the priests that serve him in that temple; that is, persons dedicated to and employed for God. III. Read 1 Peter 2:5 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. 1 Peter 2 – The Glory and the Duty of God’s People A. . Stones; each particular believer is here called a stone, as all together a house or temple, 2 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 2:21, and in respect of their union among themselves, and with their foundation; though elsewhere, in respect of God’s inhabitation, even particular believers are called his temple, 1 Corinthians 3:16,17 6:19. 1 Peter 2:5. See St. Ambrose, in Psalm cxviii. The First Epistle of Peter, usually referred to simply as First Peter and often written 1 Peter, is a book of the New Testament.The author presents himself as Peter the Apostle.The text of the letter includes a statement that implies that it was written from "Babylon", which is possibly a reference to Rome.The letter is addressed to … 5:2); 7) молитву (Отк. in this sense is peculiar to LXX, Jas. Every believer, by this reception of spiritual life, becomes like his Lord, and also enters as a stone into the spiritual house built upon Christ. Here Hort prefers the equally legitimate sense, act of priesthood. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *graâ¦ To him, and him alone, under the New Testament dispensation, should the name priest be given, as it is uniformly in the New Testament, except in the general sense in which it is given to all Christians. Jesus then gave Peter the name of Cephas – John 1:40-42. For though every one of us is said to be the temple of God, yet all are united together in one, and must be joined together by mutual love, so that one temple may be made of us all. So the Shulamite from Solomon (Song of Solomon 6:13) (Bengel). 131:9, 16); 4) священники помазаны на служение (Лев. . Imperatively. In that beginning chapter Peter tells the readers that Godâs Word endures forever and therefore should be studied and preached. Compare the Ephesians 2:19-22 notes, and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 notes. 1 Peter 5:2. The rendering “lively,” instead of “living,” as in 1 Peter 2:4, is arbitrary, the Greek being precisely the same, and the intention being to show the complete conformation of the believers to Him who is the type and model for humanity. • “Priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices” (1 Peter 2:5) • “Strangers”—keep themselves unspotted from the world (1 Peter 2:11) ... 1 Peter 2:5 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:6 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:7 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:8 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:9 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:10 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:11 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:12 Commentary ; 1 Peter 2:13 Commentary; 1 Peter 2:14 Commentary … Barnes's 1-peter 2:5 Bible Commentary Ye also, as lively stones - Greek, "living stones." There follow afterwards prayers, giving of thanks, alms deeds, and all exercises of piety" [Calvin]. Commentary on 1 Peter 2:11,12 (Read 1 Peter 2:11,12) Even the best of men, the chosen generation, the people of God, need to be exhorted to keep from the worst sins. This also infers, that each Christian has direct access to God through Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5). (1-3) How to respond to the eternal word of God. l. ‘Living stones,’ selected by the Master Builder, and called to high duties, "This "spiritual house" includes believers in the five Roman provinces of. Sermon Bible Commentary. They also include our good works which bring glory to our Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:16; Hebrews 13:16), our sharing together in living fellowship (Hebrews 13:16) and our gifts made from a true heart to His servants (Philippians 4:18). 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. unto (or, with a view to) a holy priesthood. 2. This is their destiny now that they are His. 1 Peter 2:11, ESV: "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul." By becoming Christians they are cut off from neither Temple nor hierarchy, nor sacrifice; all are at hand, and they themselves are all. mouth. The Greek word is the same as that used in the previous verse, and rendered living. We learn elsewhere what these spiritual sacrifices are. 1 Peter 2:5. The sense, however, will remain the same; for we offer sacrifices through Christ, that they may be acceptable to God. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have … 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. ‘This thought of a Divine temple consisting of living men, and of a comer-stone by whom and in whom they could alone cohere, may be traced throughout the whole Epistle. Peter teaches this by using another analogy with Israel from Hosea 1:9-11. Еф. 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