121Keep your behaviorexcellentamong the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they 2slander you as evildoers, they may abecause of your gooddeeds, as they observe them, 3glorifyGod4in the day of bvisitation.
135Submit yourselves for the Lord'ssake to everyhumaninstitution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
14or to governors as sentcby him 6for the punishment of evildoers and the 7praise of those who doright.
For d8such is the will of God that by doingright you may 9silence the ignorance of foolishmen.
Act as 10freemen, and edo not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as 11bondslaves of God.
1712Honorallpeople, 13love the brotherhood, 14fearGod, 15honor the fking.
1816Servants, be submissive to your masters with allrespect, not only to those who are good and 17gentle, but also to those who are gunreasonable.
For this finds hfavor, if for the sake of 18conscience 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 if19when you do what is right and suffer for it you patientlyendure it, this finds ifavor with God.