1 Peter 2:11-25 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives. 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 honorably among the unbelievers. Today, they defame you, as if you were doing evil. But in the day when God visits to judge they will glorify him, because they have observed your honorable deeds. 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 sake of the Lord submit to every human institution. Do this whether it means submitting 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 governors as those sent by the emperor. They are sent to punish those doing evil and to praise those doing good. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 Submit to them because it's God's will that by doing good you will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 Do this as God's slaves, and yet also as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. 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 family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Household slaves, submit by accepting the authority of your masters with all respect. Do this not only to good and kind masters but also to those who are harsh. 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 Now, it is commendable if, because of one's understanding of God, someone should endure pain through suffering unjustly. 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
20 But what praise comes from enduring patiently when you have sinned and are beaten for it? But if you endure steadfastly when you've done good and suffer for it, this is commendable before 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 You were called to this kind of endurance, because Christ suffered on your behalf. He left you an example so that you might 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 He committed no sin, nor did he ever speak in ways meant to deceive. 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 When he was insulted, he did not reply with insults. When he suffered, he did not threaten revenge. Instead, he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. 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 carried in his own body on the cross the sins we committed. He did this so that we might live in righteousness, having nothing to do with sin. By his wounds you were 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 Though you were like straying sheep, you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your lives. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.