But you are (A)a chosen people, a royal (B)priesthood, a (C)holy nation, (D)a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you (E)out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 (F)for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11 (G)Beloved, (H)I urge you as (I)foreigners and strangers to abstain from (J)fleshly lusts, which wage (K)war against the soul. 12 (L)Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they (M)slander you as evildoers, they may [a]because of your good deeds, as they observe them, (N)glorify God (O)on the day of [b]visitation.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:12 Or as a result of
  2. 1 Peter 2:12 I.e., Christ’s coming again in judgment

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