Parallel Bible results for 1 Peter 2:15-25

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1 Peter 2:15-25

NLT 15 It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. NIV 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. NLT 16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. NIV 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. NLT 17 Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king. NIV 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. NLT 18 You who are slaves must submit to your masters with all respect. Do what they tell you—not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel. 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. NLT 19 For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. NIV 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. NLT 20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. 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. NLT 21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. NIV 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. NLT 22 He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. NIV 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." NLT 23 He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. 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. NLT 24 He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 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. NLT 25 Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian 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.