1 Peter 2
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The Living Stone and Chosen People
(Isaiah 28:14–22; 1 Corinthians 3:10–15; Ephesians 2:19–22)

1Wherefore lay asyde all maliciousnesse, and all guile, and faynednesse, and enuie, and all backbityng, 2And as newe borne babes, desire ye ye milke of the worde, which is without deceipt: that ye may growe therby vnto saluatio 3If so be that ye haue tasted howe gratious the Lorde is:

4To whom ye come, as vnto a lyuyng stone, disalowed of men, but chosen of God and precious: 5And ye as lyuely stones, be you made a spirituall house, an holy priesthood, for to offer vp spirituall sacrifices, acceptable to God by Iesus Christe.

6Wherefore it is conteyned also in the scripture: beholde, I put in Sion a stone to be laide in the chiefe corner, elect and precious, and he that beleueth on hym, shall not be confounded.

7Unto you therfore which beleue, he is precious: but vnto them whiche beleue not, the stone which the buylders refused, the same is made the head of the corner:

8And a stone that men stumble at, and a rocke wherat they be offended, whiche stumble at the worde, and beyng disobedient, vnto the whiche thing they were euen ordeyned.

9But ye are a chosen generation, a royall priesthood, an holy nation, a peculier people: that ye should shewe foorth the vertues of hym that called you out of darknesse into his marueylous lyght. 10Which in time past were not a people, but are nowe the people of God: which sometime had not obteyned mercy, but nowe haue obteyned mercy.

11Dearely beloued, I beseche you as straugers and pilgrimes, abstaine from fleshly lustes, whiche fight agaynst the soule: 12And see that ye haue honest conuersation among the gentiles: that where as they backbite you as euyll doers, they may by your good workes whiche they shall see, prayse God in the day of visitation.

Submission to Authorities
(Romans 13:1–7)

13Submit your selues therfore vnto al maner ordinaunce of ma for the Lordes sake: whether it be vnto the king, as hauyng the preeminence: 14Other vnto rulers, as vnto them that are sent of hym for the punyshment of euyll doers, but for the laude of them that do well. 15For so is the wyll of God, that with well doyng, ye may stoppe the mouthes of foolishe and ignoraunt men: 16As free, and not as hauyng the libertie for a cloke of maliciousnes, but euen as the seruauntes of God. 17Honour all men. Loue brotherly felowship. Feare God. Honour the kyng.

18Seruauntes, obey your maisters with all feare, not only yf they be good & curteous, but also though they be frowarde. 19For it is thanke worthy, yf a man for coscience toward god, endure griefe, and suffer wrong vndeserued. 20For what prayse is it, yf when ye be buffeted for your faultes, ye take it paciently? But yf when ye do well ye suffer wrong, & take it paciently, then is there thanke with God.

Christ’s Example of Suffering
(Isaiah 53:1–8)

21For herevnto veryly were ye called, for Christe also suffered for vs, leauyng vs an ensample, that ye should folowe his steppes. 22Which did no sinne, neyther was there guyle founde in his mouth. 23Whiche when he was reuiled, reuiled not agayne: when he suffred, he threatned not, but committed the vengeaunce to him that iudgeth righteously. 24Which his owne selfe bare our sinnes in his body on the tree, that we beyng deliuered from sinne, shoulde liue vnto ryghteousnes: By whose strypes ye were healed. 25For ye were as sheepe goyng astray: but are nowe turned vnto the sheephearde and Byshop of your soules.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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