and a stone to stomble at and a rocke to offende them which stomble at the worde and beleve not that where on they were set.
But ye are a chosyn generacion a royall presthod an holy nacio and a peculiar people that ye shuld shewe the vertues of him that called you out of darknes into hys marvelous light
which in tyme past were not a people yet are now the people of God: which were not vnder mercye but now have obteyned mercye.
Derly beloved I beseche you as straugers and pilgrems abstayne from flesshly lustes which fyght agaynst the soule
and se that ye have honest conversacion amonge the getyls that they which backbyte you as evyll doars maye se youre good workes and prayse god in the daye of visitacion.
Submit youre selves vnto all manner ordinaunce of man for the lordes sake whether it be vnto the kynge as vnto the chefe heed:
other vnto rulars as vnto them that are sent of him for the punysshment of evyll doars: but for the laude of them that do well.
For so is the will of god that ye put to sylence the ygnorancie of the folyshe men:
as fre and not as havinge ye libertie for a cloke of maliciousnes but even as the servautes of god.
Honoure all men. Love brotherly felishippe. Feare god and honour the kynge.
Servauntes obey youre masters with all feare not only yf they be good and courteous: but also though they be frowarde.