1 Peter 2:9-12 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
9 But you are a chosen race,[a][b][c] a royal priesthood,[d] a holy nation,[e] a people for his possession,[f] so that you may proclaim the praises[g][h] of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
A Call to Good Works
11 Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and exiles to abstain from sinful desires that wage war against the soul. 12 Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles,[i] so that when they slander you as evildoers, they will observe your good works and will glorify God on the day he visits.