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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Peter 2:13–18

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13 Submit s to every human authority t because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor u as the supreme authority v 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. 15 For it is God’s will w that you silence the ignorance x of foolish people by doing good. 16 As God’s * slaves, y live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil. z 17 Honor everyone. Love a the brotherhood. b Fear God. c Honor the Emperor. d

Submission of Slaves to Masters

18 Household slaves, submit with all fear e to your masters, f not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel. g h

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