Bible: 1 Pet. 2:11-18; 3:8-16; 4:1-4
2:11 Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, 2:12 and maintain good conduct 1 among the non-Christians, 2 so that though 3 they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears. 4
Submission to Authorities
2:13 Be subject to every human institution 5 for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme 2:14 or to governors as those he commissions 6 to punish wrongdoers and praise 7 those who do good. 2:15 For God wants you 8 to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 2:16 Live 9 as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. 10 2:17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, 11 fear God, honor the king.
The Judgment Oracles of God at the Fall
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the
“Because you have done this,
cursed 17 are you above all the wild beasts
and all the living creatures of the field!
On your belly you will crawl 18
and dust you will eat 19 all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put hostility 20 between you and the woman
and between your offspring and her offspring; 21
her offspring will attack 22 your head,
3:16 To the woman he said,
with pain you will give birth to children.
You will want to control your husband, 28
but he will dominate 29 you.”
The Story of Cain and Abel
4:1 Now 1 the man had marital relations with 2 his wife Eve, and she became pregnant 3 and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created 4 a man just as the
4:3 At the designated time 9 Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering 10 to the