Bible: 1 Pet 2:16-24

2:16 Live 1  as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. 2  2:17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, 3  fear God, honor the king.

2:18 Slaves, 4  be subject 5  to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse. 2:19 For this finds God’s favor, 6  if because of conscience toward God 7  someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly. 2:20 For what credit is it if you sin and are mistreated and endure it? But if you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God. 8  2:21 For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps. 2:22 He 9  committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth. 10  2:23 When he was maligned, he 11  did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened 12  no retaliation, 13  but committed himself to God 14  who judges justly. 2:24 He 15  himself bore our sins 16  in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning 17  and live for righteousness. By his 18  wounds 19  you were healed. 20 

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