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Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,
References for 1 Peter 2:13
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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For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
References for 1 Peter 2:15
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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Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
References for 1 Peter 2:17
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