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1 Peter 2

MSG 1 So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. NIV 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. MSG 2 Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God's pure kindness. Then you'll grow up mature and whole in God. NIV 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, MSG 3 You've had a taste of God. NIV 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. MSG 4 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. NIV 4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him-- MSG 5 Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you'll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. NIV 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. MSG 6 The Scriptures provide precedent: Look! I'm setting a stone in Zion, a cornerstone in the place of honor. Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation will never have cause to regret it. NIV 6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." MSG 7 To you who trust him, he's a Stone to be proud of, but to those who refuse to trust him, The stone the workmen threw out is now the chief foundation stone. NIV 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, " MSG 8 For the untrusting it's . . . a stone to trip over, a boulder blocking the way. They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted. NIV 8 and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for. MSG 9 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you - NIV 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. MSG 10 from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. NIV 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. MSG 11 Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it. Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. NIV 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. MSG 12 Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they'll be won over to God's side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives. NIV 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. MSG 13 Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; NIV 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, MSG 14 they are God's emissaries for keeping order. NIV 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. MSG 15 It is God's will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you're a danger to society. NIV 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. MSG 16 Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. NIV 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. MSG 17 Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government. NIV 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. MSG 18 You who are servants, be good servants to your masters - not just to good masters, but also to bad ones. NIV 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. MSG 19 What counts is that you put up with it for God's sake when you're treated badly for no good reason. NIV 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. MSG 20 There's no particular virtue in accepting punishment that you well deserve. But if you're treated badly for good behavior and continue in spite of it to be a good servant, that is what counts with God. NIV 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. MSG 21 This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. NIV 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. MSG 22 He never did one thing wrong, Not once said anything amiss. NIV 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." MSG 23 They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. NIV 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. MSG 24 He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. NIV 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. MSG 25 You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you're named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls. NIV 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.