131Submit yourselves for the Lord'ssake to everyhumaninstitution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
14or to governors as sentaby him 2for the punishment of evildoers and the 3praise of those who doright.
For b4such is the will of God that by doingright you may 5silence the ignorance of foolishmen.
Act as 6freemen, and cdo not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as 7bondslaves of God.
178Honorallpeople, 9love the brotherhood, 10fearGod, 11honor the dking.
1812Servants, be submissive to your masters with allrespect, not only to those who are good and 13gentle, but also to those who are eunreasonable.
For this finds ffavor, if for the sake of 14conscience 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 if15when you do what is right and suffer for it you patientlyendure it, this finds gfavor with God.
For 16you have been called for this purpose, 17sinceChristalsosuffered for you, leaving you 18an example for you to follow in His steps,
22WHO19COMMITTEDNOSIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEITFOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
23hand while being 20reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He utterednothreats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judgesrighteously;