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ESV — 1 Peter 2:13-17

Submission to Authority

13 nBe subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,1 whether it be to the emperor2 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him oto punish those who do evil and pto praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, qthat by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 rLive as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but sliving as servants3 of God. 17 tHonor everyone. uLove the brotherhood. vFear God. Honor the emperor.

Footnotes

[1] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people
[2] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17
[3] 2:16 Greek bondservants