1 Peter 2:14-24 NIV

14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong1 and to commend those who do right.2

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15 For it is God's will3 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.4

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      16 Live as free men,5 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;6 live as servants of God.7

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      17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,8 fear God, honor the king.9

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      18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,10 not only to those who are good and considerate,11 but also to those who are harsh.

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      19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.12

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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.13

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      21 To this14 you were called,15 because Christ suffered for you,16 leaving you an example,17 that you should follow in his steps.

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      22 "He committed no sin,18 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a19

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        • e 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
          23 When they hurled their insults at him,20 he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.21 Instead, he entrusted himself22 to him who judges justly.23

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          24 He himself bore our sins24 in his body on the tree,25 so that we might die to sins26 and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.27

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