Submission to Authority

13 (A)Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,[a] whether it be to the emperor[b] as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him (B)to punish those who do evil and (C)to praise those who do good.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people
  2. 1 Peter 2:13 Or king; also verse 17

16 (A)Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but (B)living as servants[a] of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

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