1 Peter 2


Living Stones and the Cornerstone

1Having put aside then all evil, and all treachery, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2as newborn babes, [2the 3rational 4sincere 5milk 1long after]! that by it you should grow; 3if indeed you tasted that [3is gracious 1the 2Lord]. 4To whom coming forward [2stone 1as a living], [3by 4men 1indeed 2being rejected], but by God chosen, valued; 5also yourselves, as [2stones 1living], are being built up [2house 1a spiritual], [2priesthood 1a holy], to offer spiritual sacrifices, well-received to God through Jesus Christ. 6For it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I place in Zion [4stone 3cornering 1a chosen 2valued]; and the one believing upon him, in no way shall be disgraced. 7To you then a stone of value -- to the ones believing; but to the ones disobeying, a stone which [3rejected 1the ones 2building], this one became for the head of the corner, 8and a stone of stumbling, and a rock causing offence, which they stumble against the word, being disobedient; to which also they were appointed.

A Chosen Race

9But you [2race 1are a chosen], a royal priesthood, [2nation 1a holy], a people for procurement; so that [2the 3virtues 1you should publish] of the one [2from out of 3darkness 1calling you] into his wonderful light. 10The ones at some time or other not a people, but now are a people of God; the ones not being shown mercy, but now are shown mercy. 11Beloved, I appeal to you as sojourners and immigrants, to be at a distance from the fleshy desires, which soldier against the soul; 12 [2behavior 1having your] good among the nations; that in what they speak ill of you, as ones doing evil, that from [2the 3good 4works 1having scrutinized], they should glorify God in the day of visitation.

Concerning Submission to Institutions

13Submit then to every human institution for the sake of the Lord! whether to king as being superior; 14or whether to governors as [2by 3him 1being sent] for punishment indeed on ones doing evil, and high praise on ones beneficial. 15For so is the will of God, by doing good to halt the [2of foolish 3men 1ignorance]; 16as free, and not [3as 4a covering 1having 5of evil 2freedom], but as bondmen of God. 17Honor all! [2the 3brotherhood 1Love]! Fear God! [2the 3king 1Honor]! 18 Domestic servants -- being submitted with all fear to the masters, not only to the good and lenient, but also to the crooked. 19For this is favor, if through conscience of God anyone endures distress, suffering unjustly. 20For what fame if sinning and [2being buffeted 1you endure]? But if doing good and suffering you endure, this is favorable with God. 21For this you were called, for also Christ suffered for us, leaving behind to us a pattern, that you should follow after his tracks; 22who [3sin 2not 1did], nor was there [2found 1treachery] in his mouth; 23who being reviled did not return verbal abuse; when suffering did not threaten; but delivered himself up to the one judging justly; 24who [3our sins 1himself 2bore] in his body upon the timber, that [2to sins 1becoming dead], [2to the 3righteousness 1we should live]; of which by his stripe you were healed. 25For you were as sheep wandering; but are returned now unto the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
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