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1 So then, rid yourselves of all evil, all lying, hypocrisy, jealousy, and evil speech. 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can grow up and be saved, 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 because you have already examined and seen how good the Lord is. 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Come to the Lord Jesus, the "stone" that lives. The people of the world did not want this stone, but he was the stone God chose, and he was precious. 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, so let yourselves be used to build a spiritual temple -- to be holy priests who offer spiritual sacrifices to God. He will accept those sacrifices 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 The Scripture says: "I will put a stone in the ground in Jerusalem. Everything will be built on this important and precious rock. Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed." 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 stone is worth much to you who believe. But to the people who do not 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 Also, he is "a stone that causes people to stumble, a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they do not obey what God says, which is what God planned to happen to 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 you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called 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 At one time you were not a people, but now you are God's people. In the past you had never received mercy, but now you have received God's 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 like foreigners and strangers in this world. I beg you to avoid the evil things your bodies want to do that 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 do not believe are living all around you and might say that you are doing wrong. Live such good lives that they will see the good things you do and will give glory to God on the day when Christ comes again. 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 For the Lord's sake, yield to the people who have authority in this world: the king, who 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 and the leaders who are sent by him 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 It is God's desire that by doing good you should stop foolish people from saying stupid things about you. 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 do not use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live 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 Show respect for all people: Love the brothers and sisters of God's family, respect God, honor the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Slaves, yield to the authority of your masters with all respect, not only those who are good and kind, but also those who are dishonest. 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 A person might have to suffer even when it is unfair, but if he thinks of God and stands the pain, God is pleased. 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 are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased. 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 what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 "He had never sinned, and he had never lied." 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 People insulted Christ, but he did not insult them in return. Christ suffered, but he did not threaten. He let God, the One who judges rightly, take care of him. 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 we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. And you are healed because of his wounds. 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 that wandered away, 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.