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1 Peter 2 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:1 - So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:2 - And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:3 - if you have experienced the Lord's kindness.

As Living Stones

(Psa 118:22; Isa 28:16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God's sight,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:5 - you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:6 - For it says in scripture, "Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame."
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:7 - So you who believe see his value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:8 - and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. 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 of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:10 - You once were not a people, but now you are God's people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:11 - Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:12 - and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears.

Honor Authority

(cf. Rom 13:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:13 - Be subject to every human institution for the Lord's sake, whether to a king as supreme
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:14 - or to governors as those he commissions to punish wrongdoers and praise those who do good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:15 - For God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:16 - Live as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God's slaves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:17 - Honor all people, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king.
(Isa 53:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 - Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:19 - For this finds God's favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:20 - For what credit is it if you sin and are mistreated and endure it? But if you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God.

Christ Is Our Example

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:21 - For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:22 - He committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:23 - When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:24 - He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

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