1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 1:24; 1 Peter 2:1; 1 Peter 2:13; 1 Peter 2:18; 1 Peter 3:8; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:7-8; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 Peter 5:5; 1 Peter 5:7; 1 Peter 5:10; 1 Peter 5:14
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.