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1 Peter 2:13-25 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Subject yourselves to every human authority for the sake of the Lord, whether to a king as having supreme 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 those sent out by him for the punishment of those who do evil and the praise of those who do good. 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
15 For the will of God is as follows: [by] doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
16 [Live] as free [persons], and not using your freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves 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 community of believers, fear God, honor the king. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
18 Domestic slaves, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to those [who are] good and gentle, but also to those [who are] unjust. 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 because of consciousness of God someone endures sorrows [while] 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 it] if, [when you] sin and are beaten [for it], you endure? But if you endure [when you] do good and suffer [for 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.
21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should 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 who did not commit sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth, 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 who [when he] was reviled, did not revile in return; [when] suffering, he did not threaten, but 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 who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that [we] may die to sins [and] live to righteousness, by whose 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 For you were going astray like sheep, but you have turned back now to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.