Modern Literal Version

[1 Peter 2]


     2:1 Therefore having placed away from yourselves all malice and all treachery and hypocrisies and envies and all backbitings, 2:2 as newborn babies, long for the logical milk which is without treachery, that* you* may grow by it; 2:3 if indeed, you* have tasted that the Lord is kind; 2:4 coming to him, a living stone, indeed rejected* by men, but with God chosen and precious. 2:5 You*, like living stones, are also built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 2:6 Because it is also contained in Scripture, НBehold, I place in Zion a cornerstone, chosen and precious and he who believes in him may never* be ashamed.М {Is. 28:16} 2:7 Therefore to you* who believe is the honor; but to the disobedient, НThe stone which the builders rejected*, this became the head of the corner;М {Ps. 118:22} 2:8 and, НA stone of stumbling and a rock of offense;М {Is. 8:14} to those who stumble in the word, being disobedient; also they were appointed* *for that. 2:9 But you* are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people *for God's ownership, *that you* may proclaim the virtues of him who called you* out of darkness into his marvelous light; 2:10 who previously were no people, but now are the people of God; who had not been shown-mercy, but now have been shown-mercy.


     2:11 Beloved, I encourage you* to be like foreigners and travelers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which are battling against the soul; 2:12 having your* good conduct seen among the Gentiles; that*, in what they speak against you*, like evildoers, they may (having been eyewitnesses from your*good works) glorify God in the day of visitation.


     2:13 Therefore be subject to every human creation because of the Lord: whether to the king, ashe is superior to you*; 2:14 or to governors, as they are sent by him *for vengeance on evildoers and praise to those who do good. 2:15 Because so is the will of God, that by doing good you* might hush the ignorance of foolish men; 2:16 as free and yet not using your* freedom as a covering of malice, but as bond-slaves of God. 2:17 Honor all men. Love* the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.


     2:18 Domestic servants, be in subjection to your* masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the crooked. 2:19 For* this is acceptable, if anyone undergoes sorrows because ofhis conscience toward God, suffering wrongfully. 2:20 For* what credit is it, if, when you* sin and are battered for it, you* will endure it? But if, when you* do well and suffer for it, you* will endure it, this is acceptable with God. 2:21 For* to this you* were called; because Christ also suffered on behalf of us, leaving you* a model, that* you* should follow in his footprints. 2:22 Hewho did no sin, nor was treachery found in his mouth; 2:23 who, when he was reviled, did not revile again in return; when he suffered, did not threaten; but gave himself to him who judges righteously. 2:24 He, himself, carried our sins in his body upon the tree, that* we might live to righteousness, having died to sins; by whose wounds you* were healed. 2:25 For* you* were misled like sheep; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your* souls.


Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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