111Beloved, 2I urge you as 3aliens and strangers to abstain from 4fleshlylustswhichwage5waragainst the soul.
126Keep your behaviorexcellentamong the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they 7slander you as evildoers, they may abecause of your gooddeeds, as they observe them, 8glorifyGod9in the day of bvisitation.
1310Submit yourselves for the Lord'ssake to everyhumaninstitution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
14or to governors as sentcby him 11for the punishment of evildoers and the 12praise of those who doright.
For d13such is the will of God that by doingright you may 14silence the ignorance of foolishmen.
Act as 15freemen, and edo not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as 16bondslaves of God.
1717Honorallpeople, 18love the brotherhood, 19fearGod, 20honor the fking.
1821Servants, be submissive to your masters with allrespect, not only to those who are good and 22gentle, but also to those who are gunreasonable.
For this finds hfavor, if for the sake of 23conscience toward God a personbears up undersorrows when sufferingunjustly.
For whatcredit is there if, when you sin and are harshlytreated, you endure it with patience ? But if24when you do what is right and suffer for it you patientlyendure it, this finds ifavor with God.
For 25you have been called for this purpose, 26sinceChristalsosuffered for you, leaving you 27an example for you to follow in His steps,
22WHO28COMMITTEDNOSIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEITFOUND IN HIS MOUTH ;
23jand while being 29reviled, He did not revile in return ; while suffering, He utterednothreats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judgesrighteously ;
and He Himselfk30bore our sins in His body on the l31cross, so that we 32might die to msin and live to righteousness ; for 33by His nwounds you were 34healed.
For you were 35continually strayinglikesheep, but now you have returned to the 36Shepherd and oGuardian of your souls.