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1 Peter 2 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:1 - Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:2 - as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:3 - if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

As Living Stones

(Psa 118:22; Isa 28:16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:5 - ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:6 - Because it is contained in scripture,
Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious:
And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:7 - For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve,
The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:8 - and,
A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence;
for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:10 - who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:11 - Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:12 - having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Honor Authority

(cf. Rom 13:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:13 - Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:14 - or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:15 - For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:16 - as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:17 - Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
(Isa 53:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 - Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:19 - For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:20 - For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Christ Is Our Example

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:21 - For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:22 - who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:23 - who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:24 - who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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