1 Having put away therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all evilspeakings,
2 as newborn babes, the rational sincere milk earnestly desire you, so that by it you may grow to salvation;
3 if indeed you tasted, that gracious the Lord.
4 To whom drawing near, a stone living, by men indeed being rejected, with but God chosen, honorable,
5 and yourselves as stones living be you built up, a house spiritual, a priesthood holy, to offer spiritual sacrifices, wellpleasing to the God through Jesus Anointed.
6 Because it is contained in the writing: Lo, I place in Zion a stone cornerfoundation, chosen, honorable; and the believing on it, not not may be ashamed.
7 To you therefore the honor to those believing to disbelieving but, a stone which rejected those building, this became for a head of a corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence;
8 those stumbling, to the word being disobedient, for which even they were appointed.
9 You but, a race chosen, a royal priesthood, a nation holy, a people for a purpose, so that the virtues you may declare of the out of darkness you one having called into the wonderful of himself light;
10 those once not a people, now but a people of God; those not having obtained mercy, now but having obtained mercy.
11 Beloved ones, I entreat as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from the fleshly lusts, which war against the life;
12 the conduct of you among the Gentiles having upright; so that in what they speak against you as evildoers, from the good works having looked on, they may glorify the God in a day of inspection.
13 Be you subject therefore to every human creation on account of the Lord; whether to a king, as being preeminent;
14 or to governors, as by means of him being sent for punishment of evildoers, praise but of gooddoers;
15 (because thus it is the will of the God, welldoing to muzzle the of the unwise of men ignorance;)
16 as freemen, and not as a covering having of the badness the freedom, but as slaves of God.
17 All do you honor; the brotherhood do you love; the God do you fear; the king do you honor.
18 The household servants, being submissive with all fear to the masters, not only to the good ones and gentle ones, but also to the perverse ones.
19 This for pleasing, if through a conscience of God bears up under any one griefs, suffering unjustly.
20 What for credit, if sinning and being beaten you shall endure? but if doing good and suffering you shall endure, this pleasing with God.
21 To this for you were called; because even Anointed suffered on behalf of you, to you leaving behind an example, so that you may follow in the steps of him;
22 who sin not did, nor was found guile in the mouth of him;
23 who being reviled not reviled again, suffering not he threatened, delivered himself up but to the one judging righteously;
24 who the sins of us himself carried up in the body of himself to the tree, that to the sins having died, to the righteousness we may live; of whom by the scars of him you were healed.
25 You were for as sheep going astray; but have turned back now to the shepherd and guardian of the lives of you.