1 Peter 2
13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for
Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme,
14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the
of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may
silence the ignorance of foolish men;
16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but
17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear,
to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward
one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your
you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it
patiently, this is commendable before God.
21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered
us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when
He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,
having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you
25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now
the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 3
13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers
14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake,
blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be
to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that
in you, with meekness and fear;
16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as
those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for
good than for doing evil.
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the
that He might bring us to God...