1 Peter 2 ©
1 The apostle exhorteth the Christian converts to lay aside all uncharitableness. 4 He sheweth their privileges through Christ the chief corner stone. 11 He beseecheth them to abstain from fleshly lusts, and by their good conversation to promote God's glory among the Gentiles. 13 He enforceth obedience to magistrates; 18 and teacheth servants to obey their masters, and to suffer patiently for well doing, after the example of Christ.
Ye also, jas lively stones, 1are built up a spiritual house, kan holy priesthood, to offer up lspiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
nUnto you therefore which believe he is 2precious: but unto them which be disobedient, othe stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
But rye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, san holy nation, 3a peculiar people; tthat ye should shew forth the 4praises of him uwho hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Dearly beloved, I beseech you was strangers and pilgrims, xabstain from fleshly lusts, which ywar against the soul;
zHaving your *conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, a5whereas they speak against you as evildoers, bthey may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
cSubmit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him dfor the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
kServants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the *froward.
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, nwhen ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is 9acceptable with God.
rWho, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed 11himself to him that judgeth righteously:
sWho his own self bare our sins in his own body 12on the tree, tthat we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
For ye were uas sheep going astray; but are now returned unto vthe Shepherd and *Bishop of your souls.