Bible: 1 Peter 2:9-12

2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues 1  of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 2:10 You 2  once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, 3  but now you have received mercy.

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 4  among the non-Christians, 5  so that though 6  they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears. 7 

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