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1. As Sojourners among the Gentiles
  1. Beloved, I entreat you as strangers and sojourners to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul,
  2. Having your manner of life excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the matter concerning which they speak against you as evildoers they may, by your good works, as they see them with their own eyes, glorify God in the day of His visitation.
2. Toward Human Institutions
  1. Be subject to every human institution for the Lords sake, whether to a king as being supreme,
  2. Or to governors as being sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and praise of those who do good.
  3. For so is the will of God, that by doing good you would muzzle the ignorance of foolish men;
  4. As free, and yet not having freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves of God.
  5. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
3. Servants toward Masters
  1. Household servants, be subject in all fear to your masters, not only to the good and forbearing but also to the crooked.
  2. For this is grace, if anyone, because of a consciousness of God, bears sorrows by suffering unjustly.
  3. For what glory is it if, while sinning and being buffeted, you endure? But if, while doing good and suffering, you endure, this is grace with God.
4. The Model of Christ
  1. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you a model so that you may follow in His steps;
  2. Who committed no sin, nor was guile found in His mouth;
  3. Who being reviled did not revile in return; suffering, He did not threaten but kept committing all to Him who judges righteously;

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