1 Peter 2:13-23 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,

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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 2to punish those who do evil and 3to praise those who do good.

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      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.

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

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              18 10Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

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              19 For this is a gracious thing, when, 11mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

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              20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But 12if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

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              21 For 13to this you have been called, 14because Christ also suffered for you, 15leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

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                  22 16He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

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                  23 17When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, 18but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

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