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1 Peter 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:1 - So put away all malice and all guile and insincerity and envy and all slander.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:2 - Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:3 - for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

As Living Stones

(Psa 118:22; Isa 28:16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:5 - and like living stones be yourselves built into 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 he who believes in him will not be put to shame."
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:7 - To you therefore who believe, he is precious, but for those who do not believe, "The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner,"
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:8 - and "A stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall"; for 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, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:10 - Once you were no 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 beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:12 - Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Honor Authority

(cf. Rom 13:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:13 - Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:14 - or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:15 - For it is God's will that by doing right you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:16 - Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:17 - Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
(Isa 53:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 - Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to the kind and gentle but also to the overbearing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:19 - For one is approved if, mindful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:20 - For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God's approval.

Christ Is Our Example

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:21 - For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:22 - He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:23 - When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted 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 Guardian of your souls.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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