Bible: 1 Peter 2:13-20

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.

2:18 Slaves, 8  be subject 9  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, 10  if because of conscience toward God 11  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. 12 

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