1 Peter 2:17-19 The Passion Translation (TPT)
17 Recognize the value of every person and continually show love to every believer. Live your lives with great reverence and in holy awe of God. Honor your rulers.
The Example of Christ’s Sufferings
18 Those who are servants,[a] submit to[b] the authority of those who are your masters—not only to those who are kind and gentle but even to those who are hard and difficult. 19 You find God’s favor by deciding to please God even when you endure hardships because of unjust suffering.