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1 Peter 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So get rid of every kind of evil. Stop telling lies. Don't pretend to be something you are not. Stop wanting what others have. Don't speak against each other. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Like babies that were just born, you should long for the pure milk of God's word. It will help you grow up as believers. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 You can do it now that you have tasted how good the Lord is. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Christ is the living Stone. People did not accept him. But God chose him. God places the highest value on him. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
5 You also are like living stones. As you come to him you are being built into a house for worship. There you will be holy priests. You will offer spiritual sacrifices. God will accept them because of what Jesus Christ has done. 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 In Scripture it says, "Look! I am placing a stone in Zion. It is a chosen and very valuable stone. It is the most important stone in the building. The one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." #1(Isaiah 28:16)#2 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 The stone is very valuable to you who believe. But to people who do not believe, "The stone the builders did not accept has become the most important stone of all." #1(Psalm 118:22)#2 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, "It is a stone that causes people to trip. It is a rock that makes them fall." #1(Isaiah 8:14)#2 They trip and fall because they do not obey the message. That is also what God planned for them. 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 God chose you to be his people. You are royal priests. You are a holy nation. You are a people who belong to God. All of this is so that you can sing his praises. He brought you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 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 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. 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 Dear friends, you are outsiders and strangers in this world. So I'm asking you not to give in to your sinful longings. They fight against your 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 People who don't believe might say you are doing wrong. But lead good lives among them. Then they will see your good works. And they will give glory to God on the day he comes to 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 Follow the lead of every human authority. Do it because the Lord wants you to. Obey the king. He is the highest authority. 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
14 Obey the governors. The king sends them to punish those who do wrong. He also sends them to praise those who do right. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 By doing good you will put a stop to the talk of foolish people. They don't know what they are saying. God wants you to stop them. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 Live like free people. But don't use your freedom to cover up evil. Live like people who serve God. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
17 Show proper respect to everyone. Love the community of believers. Have respect for God. Honor the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Slaves, obey your masters with all the respect you should give them. Obey not only those who are good and kind. Obey also those who are not kind. 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 Suppose a person suffers pain unfairly because he wants to obey God. That is worthy of praise. 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
20 But suppose you receive a beating for doing wrong, and you put up with it. Will anyone honor you for that? Of course not. But suppose you suffer for doing good, and you put up with it. God will praise you for that. 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 Christ suffered for you. He left you an example. He expects you to follow in his steps. You too were chosen to suffer. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 Scripture says, "He didn't commit any sin. No lies ever came out of his mouth." #1(Isaiah 53:9)#2 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 People shouted at him and made fun of him. But he didn't do the same back to them. He suffered. But he didn't say that bad things would happen to them. Instead, he trusted in the One who judges fairly. 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 himself carried our sins in his body on the cross. He did it so that we would die as far as sins are concerned. Then we would lead godly lives. His wounds have made you whole. 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 You were like sheep who were wandering away. But now you have returned to the Shepherd. He is the Leader of your souls. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.