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1 Rid yourselves therefore of all ill-will and all deceitfulness, of insincerity and envy, and of all evil speaking. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Thirst, like newly-born infants, for pure milk for the soul, that by it you may grow up 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 any experience of the goodness of the Lord. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Come to Him, the ever-living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in God's esteem chosen and held in honour. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
5 And be yourselves also like living stones that are being built up into a spiritual house, to become a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable 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 For it is contained in Scripture, "See, I am placing on Mount Zion a Cornerstone, chosen, and held in honour, and he whose faith rests on Him shall never have reason to feel ashamed." 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 To you believers, therefore, that honour belongs; but for unbelievers-- "A Stone which the builders rejected has been made the Cornerstone," 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 for the foot to strike against, and a Rock to stumble over." Their foot strikes against it because they are disobedient to God's Message, and to this they were appointed. 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 chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous 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 found mercy, but now you have. 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, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon 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 Live honourable lives among the Gentiles, in order that, although they now speak against you as evil-doers, they may yet witness your good conduct, and may glorify God on the day of reward and retribution. 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 Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler, 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
14 or to provincial Governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and the encouragement of those who do what is right. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 For it is God's will that by doing what is right you should thus silence the ignorant talk of foolish persons. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 Be free men, and yet do not make your freedom an excuse for base conduct, but be God's bondservants. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
17 Honour every one. Love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the Emperor. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Household servants, be submissive to your masters, and show them the utmost respect--not only if they are kind and thoughtful, but also if they are unreasonable. 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 an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly. 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
20 If you do wrong and receive a blow for it, what credit is there in your bearing it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you bear it patiently, this is an acceptable thing with 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 And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 He never sinned, and no deceitful language was ever heard from His mouth. 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 When He was reviled, He did not answer with reviling; when He suffered He uttered no threats, but left His wrongs in the hands of the righteous Judge. 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 The burden of our sins He Himself carried in His own body to the Cross and bore it there, so that we, having died so far as our sins are concerned, may live righteous lives. By His wounds yours have been healed. 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 For you were straying like lost sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Protector of your souls. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.