1 Peter 2

As Newborn Babes

Therefore a putting aside all
Or wickedness
malice and all deceit and
plural nouns
hypocrisy and
plural nouns
envy and all
plural nouns
f slander,
g like newborn babies, long for the
Or unadulterated
i pure
Or spiritual (Gr logikos) milk
milk of the word, so that by it you may k grow
Or up to salvation
in respect to salvation,
if you have m tasted
Lit that the Lord is kind
o the kindness of the Lord.

As Living Stones

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been p rejected by men, but is
Lit chosen; or elect
choice and precious in the sight of God,
r you also, as living stones
Or allow yourselves to be built up; or build yourselves up
are being built up as a t spiritual house for a holy u priesthood, to v offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For this is contained in
Or a scripture
Scripture: x Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a y  precious corner stone,
And he who believes in
Or it
Him will not be
Or put to shame

ab This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, ac The stone which the builders ad  rejected,
This became the very corner stone,”

and, ae “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
af for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, ag and to this doom they were also appointed.

But you are ah  a chosen race, a royal ai  priesthood, a aj  holy nation, ak  a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you al out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10  am for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11  an Beloved ao I urge you as ap aliens and strangers to abstain from aq fleshly lusts which wage ar war against the soul. 12  as Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they at slander you as evildoers, they may
Or as a result of
because of your good deeds, as they observe them av glorify God aw in the day of
I.e. Christ’s coming again in judgment

Honor Authority

13  ay Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent
Lit through
by him ba for the punishment of evildoers and the bb praise of those who do right.
15 For
Lit so
bd such is the will of God that by doing right you may be silence the ignorance of foolish men.
16 Act as bf free men, and
Lit not having
do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bh bondslaves of God.
17  bi Honor all people bj love the brotherhood bk fear God bl honor the
Or emperor

18  bn Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and bo gentle, but also to those who are
Or perverse
19 For this finds
Or grace
favor, if for the sake of br conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if bs when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds
V 19, note 1
favor with God.

Christ Is Our Example

21 For bu you have been called for this purpose, bv since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you bw an example for you to follow in His steps, 22 who bx  committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; 23 
Lit who
and while being bz reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
24 and He Himself
Or carried...up to the cross
cb bore our sins in His body on the
Lit wood
cd cross, so that we ce might die to
Lit sins
sin and live to righteousness; for cg by His
Lit wound; or welt
wounds you were ci healed.
25 For you were cj continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the ck Shepherd and
Or Bishop, Overseer
Guardian of your souls.
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