1 Peter 2:11-17 ESV

11 Beloved, I urge you 1as sojourners and exiles 2to abstain from the passions of the flesh, 3which wage war against your soul.

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12 4Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, 5they may see your good deeds and glorify God on 6the day of visitation.

Submission to Authority

13 7Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,a whether it be to the emperorb as supreme,

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    • 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 8to punish those who do evil and 9to praise those who do good.

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      15 For this is the will of God, 10that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

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          16 11Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but 12living as servantsc of God.

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            • e 2:16 - Greek bondservants
              17 13Honor everyone. 14Love the brotherhood. 15Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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