13 Submit(A) to every human authority[a] because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor[b] as the supreme authority(B) 14 or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good. 15 For it is God’s will(C) that you silence the ignorance(D) of foolish people by doing good. 16 As God’s slaves,(E) live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.(F) 17 Honor everyone. Love(G) the brotherhood.(H) Fear God.(I) Honor the Emperor.[c]

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  1. 1 Peter 2:13 Or creature
  2. 1 Peter 2:13 Lit king
  3. 1 Peter 2:17 Lit king

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