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1Peter 2
Good News Translation

The Living Stone and the Holy Nation

2Rid yourselves, then, of all evil; no more lying or hypocrisy or jealousy or insulting language.G3767G659G3956G2549G2532G3956G1388G2532G5272G2532G5355G2532G3956G2636 2Be like newborn babies, always thirsty for the pure spiritual milk, so that by drinking it you may grow up and be saved.G5613G738G1025G1971G97G1051G3050G2443G837G1722G846 3As the scripture says, "You have found out for yourselves how kind the Lord is."G1512G1089G3754G2962G5543 4Come to the Lord, the living stone rejected by people as worthless but chosen by God as valuable.G4314G3739G4334G2198G3037G593G3303G5259G444G1161G1588G3844G2316G1784 5Come as living stones, and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ.G846G2532G5613G2198G3037G3618G4152G3624G40G2406G399G4152G2378G2144G2316G1223G2424G5547 6For the scripture says, "I chose a valuable stone, which I am placing as the cornerstone in Zion; and whoever believes in him will never be disappointed."G1352G2532G4023G1722G1124G2400G5087G1722G4622G204G3037G1588G1784G2532G4100G1909G846G2617G3364G2617 7This stone is of great value for you that believe; but for those who do not believe: "The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all."G5213G3767G3588G4100G5092G1161G544G3037G3739G3618G593G3778G1096G1519G2776G1137 8And another scripture says, "This is the stone that will make people stumble, the rock that will make them fall." They stumbled because they did not believe in the word; such was God's will for them.G2532G3037G4348G2532G4073G4625G3739G4350G3056G544G1519G3739G2532G5087 9But you are the chosen race, the King's priests, the holy nation, God's own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvelous light.G1161G5210G1588G1085G934G2406G40G1484G1519G4047G2992G3704G1804G703G2564G5209G1537G4655G1519G846G2298G5457 10At one time you were not God's people, but now you are his people; at one time you did not know God's mercy, but now you have received his mercy.G3588G4218G3756G2992G1161G3568G2992G2316G3588G1653G3756G1653G1161G3568G1653

Slaves of God

11I appeal to you, my friends, as strangers and refugees in this world! Do not give in to bodily passions, which are always at war against the soul.G27G3870G5613G3941G2532G3927G567G4559G1939G3748G4754G2596G5590 12Your conduct among the heathen should be so good that when they accuse you of being evildoers, they will have to recognize your good deeds and so praise God on the Day of his coming.G2192G5216G391G2570G1722G1484G2443G1722G3739G2635G5216G5613G2555G1392G1537G2570G2041G2029G1392G2316G1722G2250G1984 13For the sake of the Lord submit yourselves to every human authority: to the Emperor, who is the supreme authority,G3767G5293G3956G2937G442G1223G2962G1535G935G5613G5242 14and to the governors, who have been appointed by him to punish the evildoers and to praise those who do good.G1535G2232G5613G3992G1223G846G1519G3303G1557G2555G1161G1868G17 15For God wants you to silence the ignorant talk of foolish people by the good things you do.G3754G3779G2076G2307G2316G15G5392G56G878G444 16Live as free people; do not, however, use your freedom to cover up any evil, but live as God's slaves.G5613G1658G2532G3361G2192G1657G5613G1942G2549G235G5613G1401G2316 17Respect everyone, love other believers, honor God, and respect the Emperor.G5091G3956G25G81G5399G2316G5091G935

The Example of Christ’s Suffering

18You servants must submit yourselves to your masters and show them complete respect, not only to those who are kind and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.G3610G5293G1203G1722G3956G5401G3756G3440G18G2532G1933G235G2532G4646 19God will bless you for this, if you endure the pain of undeserved suffering because you are conscious of his will.G1063G5124G5485G1487G5100G1223G4893G2316G5297G3077G3958G95 20For what credit is there if you endure the beatings you deserve for having done wrong? But if you endure suffering even when you have done right, God will bless you for it.G1063G4169G2811G1487G2532G2852G264G5278G235G1487G15G2532G3958G5278G5124G5485G3844G2316 21It was to this that God called you, for Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps.G1063G1519G5124G2564G3754G5547G2532G3958G5228G2257G5277G2254G5261G2443G1872G846G2487 22He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips.G3739G4160G3756G266G3761G1388G2147G1722G846G4750 23When he was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the righteous Judge.G3739G3058G486G3756G486G3958G546G3756G1161G3860G2919G1346 24Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds that you have been healed.G3739G846G399G2257G266G1722G846G4983G1909G3586G2443G2198G581G266G2198G1343G3739G846G3468G2390 25You were like sheep that had lost their way, but now you have been brought back to follow the Shepherd and Keeper of your souls.G1063G2258G5613G4263G4105G235G1994G3568G1994G1909G4166G2532G1985G5216G5590


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

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