6 For this is contained in 1Scripture:
7 aThis precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,
This became the very corner stone,”
“aA stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
9 But you are aa chosen race, a royal bpriesthood, a choly nation, da people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you eout of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 afor 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.
12 aKeep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they bslander you as evildoers, they may 1because of your good deeds, as they observe them, cglorify God din the day of 2visitation.
13 aSubmit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if awhen you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds 1favor with God.
22 who acommitted no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;
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