1 Peter 1:14; 1 Peter 1:19; 1 Peter 1:24; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:11-14; 1 Peter 2:16; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 3:6-7; 1 Peter 3:16; 1 Peter 4:10-12; 1 Peter 4:15-16; 1 Peter 4:19; 1 Peter 5:3; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Peter 5:12
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth , and the flower thereof falleth away :
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby :
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold , glorify God in the day of visitation.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme ;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
For ye were as sheep going astray ; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are , as long as ye do well , and are not afraid with any amazement.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered .
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another , as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If any man speak , let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister , let him do it as of the ability which God giveth : that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed ; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Be sober , be vigilant ; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about , seeking whom he may devour :
By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose , I have written briefly , exhorting , and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand .