1 Peter 2:6-16 NIV

6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,1 and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."a2

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7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,3 "The stone the builders rejected4 has become the capstone,b "c5

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    • b 2:7 - Or "cornerstone"
    • c 2:7 - Psalm 118:22
      8 and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall."d6 They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.7

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      9 But you are a chosen people,8 a royal priesthood,9 a holy nation,10 a people belonging to God,11 that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.12

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      10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;13 once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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      11 Dear friends,14 I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world,15 to abstain from sinful desires,16 which war against your soul.17

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      12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds18 and glorify God19 on the day he visits us.

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      Submission to Rulers and Masters

      13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority20 instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,

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      14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong21 and to commend those who do right.22

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      15 For it is God's will23 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.24

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          16 Live as free men,25 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;26 live as servants of God.27

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