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1 So putting away all wrongdoing, and all tricks and deceits and envies and evil talk, 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Be full of desire for the true milk of the word, as babies at their mothers' breasts, so that you may go on to salvation; 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 If you have had a taste of the grace of the Lord: 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 To whom you come, as to a living stone, not honoured by men, but of great and special value to God; 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
5 You, as living stones, are being made into a house of the spirit, a holy order of priests, making those offerings of the spirit which are pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 Because it is said in the Writings, See, I am placing a keystone in Zion, of great and special value; and the man who has faith in him will not be put to shame. 6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
7 And the value is for you who have faith; but it is said for those without faith, The very stone which the builders put on one side, was made the chief stone of the building; 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, "
8 And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God. 8 and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.
9 But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven. 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
10 In the past you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; then there was no mercy for you, but now mercy has been given to you. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart, that, as those for whom this world is a strange country, you will keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh which make war against the soul; 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
12 Being of good behaviour among the Gentiles; so that though they say now that you are evil-doers, they may see your good works and give glory to God when he comes to be their judge. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
13 Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all, 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
14 And those of the rulers who are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the praise of those who do well. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 Because it is God's pleasure that foolish and narrow-minded men may be put to shame by your good behaviour: 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 As those who are free, not using your free position as a cover for wrongdoing, but living as the servants of God; 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
17 Have respect for all, loving the brothers, fearing God, honouring the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Servants, take orders from your masters with all respect; not only if they are good and gentle, but even if they are bad-humoured. 18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
19 For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done. 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
20 What credit is it if, when you have done evil, you take your punishment quietly? but if you are given punishment for doing right, and take it quietly, this is pleasing to God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
21 This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps: 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 Who did no evil, and there was no deceit in his mouth: 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness: 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
24 He took our sins on himself, giving his body to be nailed on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might have a new life in righteousness, and by his wounds we have been made well. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
25 Because, like sheep, you had gone out of the way; but now you have come back to him who keeps watch over your souls. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.