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1 Peter 2 NIV

1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

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2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

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3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

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The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—

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5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual housea to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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    • d 2:5 - Or "into a temple of the Spirit"
      6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”b

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      7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”c

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        • f 2:7 - Psalm 118:22
          8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”dThey stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

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          9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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          10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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          Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society

          11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

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          12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

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          13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

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          14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

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          15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

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              16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

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              17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

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              18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

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              19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.

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              20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.

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              21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

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              22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”e

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                • h 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
                  23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

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                  24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

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                  25 For “you were like sheep going astray,”f but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

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                    • i 2:25 - Isaiah 53:4,5,6 (see Septuagint)

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                      • a 2:5 - Or "into a temple of the Spirit"
                      • b 2:6 - Isaiah 28:16
                      • c 2:7 - Psalm 118:22
                      • d 2:8 - Isaiah 8:14
                      • e 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
                      • f 2:25 - Isaiah 53:4,5,6 (see Septuagint)