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1 Peter 2:16-17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover or pretext for evil, but [use it and live] as bond-servants of God. 17 Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Peter 2:16-17 Common English Bible (CEB)

16 Do this as God’s slaves, and yet also as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. 17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor.

Common English Bible (CEB)

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1 Peter 2:16-17 The Message (MSG)

13-17 Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.

The Message (MSG)

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1 Peter 2:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants[a] of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

1 Peter 2:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

New International Version (NIV)

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