1 Peter 2:7-17 NIV

7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,1 "The stone the builders rejected2 has become the capstone,a "b3

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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."c4 They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.5

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      9 But you are a chosen people,6 a royal priesthood,7 a holy nation,8 a people belonging to God,9 that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10

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      10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;11 once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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      11 Dear friends,12 I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world,13 to abstain from sinful desires,14 which war against your soul.15

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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 deeds16 and glorify God17 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 authority18 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 wrong19 and to commend those who do right.20

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      15 For it is God's will21 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.22

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          16 Live as free men,23 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;24 live as servants of God.25

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          17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,26 fear God, honor the king.27

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