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1 Peter 2:16

16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.

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1 Peter 2:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

1 Peter 2:16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as servants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 as free, and not as having liberty as a cloak of malice, but as God’s bondmen.

1 Peter 2:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Live as free people, but don’t hide behind your freedom when you do evil. Instead, use your freedom to serve God.

1 Peter 2:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.

1 Peter 2:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil.

1 Peter 2:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Live as free persons, and not using your freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves of God.

1 Peter 2:16 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 Live like free people. But don’t use your freedom to cover up evil. Live like people who serve God.

1 Peter 2:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.