1 Peter 2:15-25 NIV

15 For it is God's will1 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.2

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      16 Live as free men,3 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;4 live as servants of God.5

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      17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,6 fear God, honor the king.7

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      18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,8 not only to those who are good and considerate,9 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.10

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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.11

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      21 To this12 you were called,13 because Christ suffered for you,14 leaving you an example,15 that you should follow in his steps.

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      22 "He committed no sin,16 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a17

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        • e 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
          23 When they hurled their insults at him,18 he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.19 Instead, he entrusted himself20 to him who judges justly.21

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          24 He himself bore our sins22 in his body on the tree,23 so that we might die to sins24 and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.25

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          25 For you were like sheep going astray,26 but now you have returned to the Shepherd27 and Overseer of your souls.28

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