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

 
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13 For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of 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 of governors, as 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 For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext 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. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.