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1 Peter 2:10-12 King James Version (KJV)

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 2:10-12 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

10 Once you were not a people,
    but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
    but now you have received mercy.

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]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:12 Gk God on the day of visitation
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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1 Peter 2:10-12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges [those dishonorable desires] that wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the [unsaved] Gentiles [conduct yourself honorably, with graciousness and integrity], so that [a]for whatever reason they may slander you as evildoers, yet by observing your good deeds they may [instead come to] glorify God [b]in the day of visitation [when He looks upon them with mercy].

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:12 Lit in that which.
  2. 1 Peter 2:12 Another view interprets this as the day when the wicked are judged by God.
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1 Peter 2:10-12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 In the past you were not a special people,
    but now you are God’s people.
Once you had not received mercy,
    but now God has given you his mercy.[a]

Live for God

11 Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world. So I beg you to keep your lives free from the evil things you want to do, those desires that fight against your true selves. 12 People who don’t believe are living all around you. They may say that you are doing wrong. So live such good lives that they will see the good you do, and they will give glory to God on the day he comes.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:10 In the past … his mercy See Hos. 2:23.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Kefa I 2:10-12 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

10 You, who once were LO AMI ("not My people" Hos 1:9) but now AMI ATAH ("My people you are" Hos 2:25), the AM Hashem ("the people of G-d"), the ones having not received rachamim, but now having received rachamim (Hos 2:25).

11 Chaverim, I say “Chazak (Be Strong)!” to you as aliens and exiles (1:1,17), exhorting you to abstain from fleshly ta’avot (lusts) which make milchamah (war) against the neshamah.

12 Let your hitnahagut (conduct) among the Goyim show feste (excellent) midas chasidus (trait of piety) that, wherein they speak against you as anshei resha (men of wickedness), by observing your ma’asim tovim they may glorify Hashem in the YOM PEKUDDAH ("Day of Visitation, Reckoning" [Isa 10:3]).

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