1 Peter 2:11-17 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war 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 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. 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 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 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 governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as 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 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.