16 Act as (A)free people, and [a]do not use your freedom as a [b]covering for evil, but use it as (B)bond-servants of God. 17 (C)Honor all people, (D)love the brotherhood, (E)fear God, (F)honor the [c]king.

18 (G)Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and (H)gentle, but also to those who are [d]harsh.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:16 Lit not having
  2. 1 Peter 2:16 I.e., a way to conceal
  3. 1 Peter 2:17 Or emperor
  4. 1 Peter 2:18 Or unscrupulous