Act as 1freemen, and ado not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as 2bondslaves of God.
173Honorallpeople, 4love the brotherhood, 5fearGod, 6honor the bking.
187Servants, be submissive to your masters with allrespect, not only to those who are good and 8gentle, but also to those who are cunreasonable.
For this finds dfavor, if for the sake of 9conscience 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 if10when you do what is right and suffer for it you patientlyendure it, this finds efavor with God.
For 11you have been called for this purpose, 12sinceChristalsosuffered for you, leaving you 13an example for you to follow in His steps,
22WHO14COMMITTEDNOSIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEITFOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
23fand while being 15reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He utterednothreats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judgesrighteously;
and He Himselfg16bore our sins in His body on the h17cross, so that we 18might die to isin and live to righteousness; for 19by His jwounds you were 20healed.
For you were 21continually strayinglikesheep, but now you have returned to the 22Shepherd and kGuardian of your souls.