1 Peter, Chapter 2

2:1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2:2 as newborn babies, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that you+ may grow by it to salvation;
2:3 if you+ have tasted that the Lord is gracious:
2:4 to whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
2:5 you+ also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, Look, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he who believes on him will not be put to shame.
2:7 For you+ therefore who believe is the preciousness: but for those who disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;
2:8 and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: to which also they were appointed.
2:9 But you+ are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] own possession, that you+ may show forth the excellencies of him who called you+ out of darkness into his marvelous light:
2:10 who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
2:11 Beloved, I urge you+ as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly desires, which war against the soul;
2:12 having your+ behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, in what they speak against you+ as evildoers, they may by your+ good works, which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
2:13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
2:14 or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
2:15 For so is the will of God, that by doing good you+ should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
2:16 as free, and not using your+ freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as slaves of God.
2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
2:18 Household slaves, [be] in subjection to your+ masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
2:19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endures griefs, suffering wrongfully.
2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you+ sin, and are buffeted [for it], you+ will take it patiently? But if, when you+ do good, and suffer [for it], you+ will take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
2:21 For hereunto were you+ called: because Christ also suffered for you+, leaving you+ an example, that you+ should follow his steps:
2:22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
2:23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, did not threaten; but delivered [himself] to him who judges righteously:
2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you+ were healed.
2:25 For you+ were like sheep that go astray; but have now been returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your+ souls.

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