3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient , the stone which the builders disallowed , the same is made * the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient : whereunto * also they were appointed .
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy , but now have obtained mercy .
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme ;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults , ye shall take it patiently ? but if, when ye do well , and suffer for it, ye take it patiently , this is acceptable with God.
23 Who, when he was reviled , reviled not again ; when he suffered , he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we , being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed .