1 Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,
1 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1 Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.
2 as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health;
2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
2 Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.
4 coming unto whom (is the living Stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious),
4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God,
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
4 Coming to Him, a living stone—rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God—
4 As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight,
5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, well pleasing to God by Jesus, the Christ.
5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
5 you, too, as living stones, are building yourselves up into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, so that you may offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus, the Messiah.
6 Therefore, also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion the chief corner stone, chosen, precious; and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
6 For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
6 This is why it says in Scripture: "Look! I am laying a chosen, precious cornerstone in Zion. The one who believes in him will never be ashamed."
7 Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious; but unto those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,"
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
7 Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
8 and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, even to those who stumble at the word, not obeying in that for which they were ordained.
8 and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
8 a stone they stumble over and a rock they trip on." They keep on stumbling because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9 But ye are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an acquired people, that ye should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
9 But you are a chosen race,(k)(M)(l)a royal priesthood,(N)(m)a holy nation,(O)(n)a people for His possession,(P)(o)so that you may proclaim the praises(p)(Q)(q)of the One who called you out of darknessinto His marvelous light.(R)
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Ye who in the time past were not a people, but are now the people of God, who in the time past had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
10 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.
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God. Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from the carnal desires which war against the soul
11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
11 Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and exiles to keep on abstaining from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.
12 and have your honest conversation among the Gentiles, so that, in that which they murmur about you as of evildoers, having witnessed your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.
12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
12 Conduct(X) yourselves honorably among the Gentiles,(s) so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do what is evil, they will, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation.(t)(Y)
12 Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.
13 Therefore, be subject to every human ordinance that is of the Lord, whether it be to a king or to a superior,
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
13 For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme,
14 and unto governors as unto those that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those that do well.
14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
14 or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.
14 or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
15 For this is the will of God, that in well doing ye may silence the ignorance of vain men,
15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
15 For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
16 as being free, yet not using your liberty to cover maliciousness, but as slaves of God.
16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
16 Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
17 Honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and humane, but also to the unjust.
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
18 You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.
19 For this is due to grace, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
19 For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
19 For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.
20 For what glory is it if, when ye are buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is due to grace from God.
20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
20 What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.
21 Because for this were ye called: for the Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps
21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
21 This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.
22 who did no sin neither was guile found in his mouth,
22 WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
22 "He never sinned, and he never told a lie."
23 who, when he was cursed, did not return the curse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously;
23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
23 When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.
24 he himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose wound ye were healed.
24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
24 "He himself bore our sins" in his body on the tree, so that we might die to those sins and live righteously. "By his wounds you have been healed."
25 For ye were as sheep that had gone astray, but are now converted unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
25 You were "like sheep that kept going astray," but now you have returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
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