1 Peter 2:17-25 NIV

17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,1 fear God, honor the king.2

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18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,3 not only to those who are good and considerate,4 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.5

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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.6

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21 To this7 you were called,8 because Christ suffered for you,9 leaving you an example,10 that you should follow in his steps.

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22 "He committed no sin,11 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a12

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    • e 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
      23 When they hurled their insults at him,13 he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.14 Instead, he entrusted himself15 to him who judges justly.16

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      24 He himself bore our sins17 in his body on the tree,18 so that we might die to sins19 and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.20

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      25 For you were like sheep going astray,21 but now you have returned to the Shepherd22 and Overseer of your souls.23

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