1 Peter 2
He exhorteth them from the breach of charity:
1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and enuies, and euill speakings, 1 Peter 2:2 As new borne babes desire the sincere milke of the word, that ye may grow thereby, 1 Peter 2:3 If so bee yee haue tasted that the Lord is gracious.
shewing that Christ is the foundation whereupon they are built.
1 Peter 2:4 To whom comming [as] vnto a liuing Stone, disallowed in deed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also as liuely stones, are built vp a spirituall house, an holy Priesthood to offer vp spirituall sacrifice, acceptable to God by Iesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore it is conteined in the Scripture, Beholde, I lay in Sion a chiefe corner stone, elect, precious, and he that beleeueth on him, shall not be confounded. 1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therfore which beleeue hee is precious; but vnto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 1 Peter 2:8 And a Stone of stumbling, and a Rocke of offence, [euen to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed. 1 Peter 2:9 But yee are a chosen generation, a royall Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that yee should shewe forth the praises of him, who hath called you out of darknes into his marueilous light: 1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obteined mercie, but now haue obteined mercy.
He beseecheth them also to abstain from fleshly lusts,
1 Peter 2:11 Dearely beloued, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrimes, abstaine from fleshly lusts, which warre against the soule, 1 Peter 2:12 Hauing your conuersation honest among the Gentiles, that whereas they speake against you as euill doers, they may by [your] good works which they shall behold, glorifie God in the day of visitation.
to be obedient to magistrates,
1 Peter 2:13 Submit your selues to euery ordinance of man for the Lordes sake, whether it be to the King, as supreme, 1 Peter 2:14 Or vnto gouernours, as vnto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of euil doers, and for the praise of them that doe well. 1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing yee may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. 1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not vsing your libertie for a cloake of maliciousnesse, but as the seruants of God. 1 Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Loue the brotherhood. Feare God. Honour the King.
and teacheth servants how to obey their masters,
1 Peter 2:18 Seruants, be subiect to your masters with al feare, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 1 Peter 2:19 For this is thanke-worthie, if a man for conscience toward God endure griefe, suffering wrongfully.
patiently suffering for well doing, after the example of Christ.
1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if when yee be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently: but if when yee doe well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 1 Peter 2:21 For euen hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for vs, leauing vs an example, that yee should follow his steps. 1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sinne, neither was guile found in his mouth. 1 Peter 2:23 Who when hee was reuiled, reuiled not againe; when hee suffered, hee threatned not, but committed [himselfe] to him that iudgeth righteously. 1 Peter 2:24 Who his owne selfe bare our sinnes in his owne body on the tree, that wee being dead to sinnes, should liue vnto righteousnesse, by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:25 For yee were as sheepe going astray, but are now returned vnto the shepheard and Bishop of your soules.