1 Peter 2
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The Living Stone and Chosen People
(1 Corinthians 3:10–15; Ephesians 2:19–22)

1Therefore, laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envyings, and all evil speakings, 2as new-born babes, earnestly desire the pure spiritual milk, that you may grow by it, 3if; indeed, you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

4Coming to him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by man, but in the sight of God, chosen and precious, 5you, also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, that you may offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

6For it is contained in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious; and he that believes on him shall not be ashamed.

7To you, then, who believe, is this preciousness: but the stone which the builders rejected, has become the head of the corner,

8and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense to the disobedient, who stumble at the word because they are disobedient, to which stumbling they were also appointed.

9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light: 10who formerly were not a people, but now are the people of God; who had not received mercy, but now have received mercy.

11Beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and sojourners, that you keep yourselves from fleshly desires, which war against the soul, 12maintaining an honorable mode of life am one the Gentiles, that, inasmuch as they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, on account of your good works which they witness, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submission to Authorities
(Romans 13:1–7)

13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man, for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king, as supreme ruler, 14or to governors, as those sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of those who do well. 15For such is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men; 16as being free, and yet not using your freedom as a cloak for malice, but as servants of God. 17Honor all men; love the brotherhood; reverence God; honor the king.

18Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the perverse. 19For this is praiseworthy, if any one, on account of conscience to ward God, endure sorrows, suffering unjustly. 20For what praise is due, if, when you are punished for your faults, you endure it patiently? But if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you endure it patiently, this is praiseworthy in the sight of God.

Christ’s Example of Suffering

21To this, indeed, you have been called; because even Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his footsteps. 22He did no sin, nor was guile found in his mouth. 23When he was reviled, he did not revile again; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously. 24He himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness. By his stripes you were healed. 25For you were like sheep that had gone astray; but now you have returned to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

Anderson's New Testament (1865)

Digital Text Courtesy TheWord.net Bible Software.

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible.

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