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1 Peter 2:13-20 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 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 sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of 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 such is the will of God that by doing right you may 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 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves 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 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. 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 For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when 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 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with 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.