1Peter 2

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(1pe 2:1) Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
(1pe 2:2) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
(1pe 2:3) If so be ye have tasted that the Lord {is} gracious.
(1pe 2:4) To whom coming, {as unto} a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, {and} precious,
(1pe 2:5) Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
(1pe 2:6) Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
(1pe 2:7) 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,
(1pe 2:8) 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.
(1pe 2:9) But ye {are} a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
(1pe 2:10) 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.
(1pe 2:11) Dearly beloved, I beseech {you} as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
(1pe 2:12) Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by {your} good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
(1pe 2:13) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
(1pe 2:14) 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.
(1pe 2:15) For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
(1pe 2:16) As free, and not using {your} liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
(1pe 2:17) Honour all {men}. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
(1pe 2:18) Servants, {be} subject to {your} masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
(1pe 2:19) For this {is} thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
(1pe 2:20) 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.
(1pe 2:21) For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
(1pe 2:22) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
(1pe 2:23) Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed {himself} to him that judgeth righteously:
(1pe 2:24) 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.
(1pe 2:25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
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