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1 So get rid of every kind of evil, every kind of deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Desire God's pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 Certainly you have tasted that the Lord is good! 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 You are coming to Christ, the living stone who was rejected by humans but was chosen as precious by God. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
5 You come to him as living stones, a spiritual house that is being built into a holy priesthood. So offer spiritual sacrifices that God accepts 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 That is why Scripture says, "I am laying a chosen and precious cornerstone in Zion, and the person who believes in him will never be 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 This honor belongs to those who believe. But to those who don't believe: "The stone that the builders rejected has become 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 a stone that people trip over, a large rock that people find offensive." The people tripped over the word because they refused to believe it. Therefore, this is how they ended up. 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 However, you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people who belong to God. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvelous 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 God's people, but now you are. Once you were not shown mercy, but now you have been shown 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, since you are foreigners and temporary residents [in the world], I'm encouraging you to keep away from the desires of your corrupt nature. These desires constantly attack you. 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 decent lives among unbelievers. Then, although they ridicule you as if you were doing wrong while they are watching you do good things, they will praise God on the day he comes to help you. 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 Place yourselves under the authority of human governments to please the Lord. Obey the emperor. He holds the highest position of authority. 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
14 Also obey governors. They are people the emperor has sent to punish those who do wrong and 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 God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing what is right. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 Live as free people, but don't hide behind your freedom when you do evil. Instead, use your freedom to 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 Honor everyone. Love your brothers and sisters in the faith. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Slaves, place yourselves under the authority of your owners and show them complete respect. Obey not only those owners who are good and kind, but also those who are unfair. 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 God is pleased if a person is aware of him while enduring the pains of unjust suffering. 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 do you deserve if you endure a beating for doing something wrong? But if you endure suffering for doing something good, God is pleased with you. 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 God called you to endure suffering because Christ suffered for you. He left you an example so that you could follow 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 Christ never committed any sin. He never spoke deceitfully. 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 Christ never verbally abused those who verbally abused him. When he suffered, he didn't make any threats but left everything to 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 Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross so that freed from our sins, we could live a life that has God's approval. His wounds have healed you. 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 lost sheep. Now you have come back to the shepherd and bishop of your lives. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.