Thematic Bible

1 Peter 2:1 (show verse)

Renouncing therefore every kind of malice, and knavery, hypocrisy, envy, and detraction, as new-born infants desire that mystical milk,

1 Peter 2:2 (show verse)

which is without any mixture, and will make you thrive. Since you have tasted how good the Lord is,

1 Peter 2:3 (show verse)

adhere to him as to a living stone,

1 Peter 2:4 (show verse)

which however rejected it is by men, is the precious stone, which God has chosen: and

1 Peter 2:5 (show verse)

you your selves are as so many living stones, you are the edifice, the spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, agreeable to God by Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:6 (show verse)

wherefore it is said in the scripture, I lay in Sion the principal stone of the angle, a choice one of great value: he that

1 Peter 2:7 (show verse)

trusts thereon shall not be confounded. it will prove an honour to you, who believe; but to the incredulous, the same stone, which is the chief of the angle,

1 Peter 2:8 (show verse)

and which the architects rejected, will be an occasion to the incredulous of their stumbling, and bruising themselves thereby:

1 Peter 2:9 (show verse)

and this they were destin'd to. but you are the chosen race, you are kings and priests, the holy nation, the peculiar people, that you might display his glory, who called you out

1 Peter 2:10 (show verse)

of darkness into his marvellous light: you, who formerly were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy,

1 Peter 2:11 (show verse)

but at present have obtain'd it. I exhort you, my dear brethren, as strangers and travellers to avoid all sensual passions, as destructive to your

1 Peter 2:12 (show verse)

souls. Let your behaviour among the Gentiles be virtuous, that instead of inveighing against you as vicious, they may observe your honest behaviour,

1 Peter 2:13 (show verse)

and glorify God in the times of distress. be subject therefore, for the Lord's sake to every human establishment: whether it be to the king,

1 Peter 2:14 (show verse)

as supreme; or to governors, as being deputed by him to punish those who do ill,

1 Peter 2:15 (show verse)

and to encourage those who do well. for such is the divine pleasure, that by your good conduct you obviate the cavils of inconsiderate

1 Peter 2:16 (show verse)

men. You are free, don't let your liberty serve as a pretext for vice: but act as the servants

1 Peter 2:17 (show verse)

of God. Be respectful to all, love your brethren, fear God, and honour the king.

1 Peter 2:18 (show verse)

You that are servants, be subject to your masters with all reverence: not only to such as are kind and gentle,

1 Peter 2:19 (show verse)

but even to the morose. for it is a recommendation to the divine favour, to suffer unjust persecution

1 Peter 2:20 (show verse)

from a principle of conscience. what glory is there in suffering corporal punishment for real offences? but if you meet with ill usage for doing your duty, and bear it with constancy,

1 Peter 2:21 (show verse)

this will conciliate the divine favour. and this is the condition of your vocation, since Christ himself has suffer'd for us,

1 Peter 2:22 (show verse)

leaving an example for your exact imitation, he who never offended, and from whose lips no fallacy was ever utter'd,

1 Peter 2:23 (show verse)

who, when he was reviled, did not revile again: when he was in his sufferings, he did not threat, but referr'd his cause to the righteous judge.

1 Peter 2:24 (show verse)

he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:

1 Peter 2:25 (show verse)

for you were as sheep going astray, but now you are brought back to the pastor and overseer of your souls.