Bible: 1 Peter 2:13-17

Submission to Authorities

2:13 Be subject to every human institution 1  for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme 2:14 or to governors as those he commissions 2  to punish wrongdoers and praise 3  those who do good. 2:15 For God wants you 4  to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 2:16 Live 5  as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. 6  2:17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, 7  fear God, honor the king.

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