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1 Peter 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:1 - So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:2 - Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:3 - if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:5 - you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:6 - 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.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:7 - So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:8 - and
“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:10 - Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:11 - Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:12 - Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:13 - Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,[fn] whether it be to the emperor[fn] as supreme,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:14 - or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:15 - For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:16 - Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants[fn] of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:17 - Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 - Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:19 - For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:20 - For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:21 - For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:22 - He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:23 - When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:24 - He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
ESV Footnotes
Greek the head of the corner
Or every institution ordained for people
Or king; also verse 17
Greek bondservants

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