1 Peter 2:13-17 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, 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 unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the 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 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.