1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV

Submission to Authority

13 1Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,a whether it be to the emperorb as supreme,

References for 1 Peter 2:13

    • c 2:13 - Or every institution ordained for people
    • d 2:13 - Or king; also verse 17
      14 or to governors as sent by him 2to punish those who do evil and 3to praise those who do good.

      References for 1 Peter 2:14

      15 For this is the will of God, 4that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

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          16 5Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but 6living as servantsc of God.

          References for 1 Peter 2:16

            • e 2:16 - Greek bondservants
              17 7Honor everyone. 8Love the brotherhood. 9Fear God. Honor the emperor.

              References for 1 Peter 2:17