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1 Peter 2:11-13 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Live as Servants of God

11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul. 12 Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge.[a]

13 For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution,[b] whether of the emperor as supreme,


  1. 1 Peter 2:12 Gk God on the day of visitation
  2. 1 Peter 2:13 Or every institution ordained for human beings
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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