1 Peter 1:19-2:20 NASB
has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that
your faith and hope are in God. 22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love
one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring
word of God.
so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 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.
Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the
day of visitation.
13 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 by him for the
punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish
men. 16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bond slaves of God. 17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood,
fear God, honor the king.
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. 19 For
this finds favor, if for the sake of 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 when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this
finds favor with God.