Honor Authority

13 (A)Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent [a]by him (B)for the punishment of evildoers and the (C)praise of those who do right. 15 For [b](D)such is the will of God, that by doing right you (E)silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Act as (F)free people, and [c]do not use your freedom as a [d]covering for evil, but use it as (G)bond-servants of God. 17 (H)Honor all people, (I)love the brotherhood, (J)fear God, (K)honor the [e]king.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:14 Lit through
  2. 1 Peter 2:15 Lit so
  3. 1 Peter 2:16 Lit not having
  4. 1 Peter 2:16 I.e., a way to conceal
  5. 1 Peter 2:17 Or emperor