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I Peter 2

1 Therefore having put aside every evil, and every deceit, and hypocrisies and envies and all evil-speakings, 2 as newborn babes, long for the rational undeceitful milk, in order that you increase in it towards salvation, 3 if you have tasted that the Lord [is] kind; 4 towards whom coming, [towards the] zoe-living1 stone, by men rejected, but chosen by God [and] precious [to him], 5 you yourselves as zoe-living1 stones are also built as [a] spiritual house for [a] holy priesthood, to bring spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ; 6 because it is contained in the Scripture:
Behold I place in Zion [a] chief cornerstone, chosen,
And the [one] believing upon it will not be shamed.

7 To you therefore [is] the honor [which is] to [those] believing, but to [those] disbelieving:

[the] stone which the builders rejected,
This became [the] head of the corner,

8 and [a] stone of offense and [a] rock of stumbling, who stumble by the word, being disobedient, to which they were also appointed. 9 But you [are a] chosen generation, [a] king's priesthood, [an] holy nation, [a] people for [his] possession, so that you proclaim the excellencies of the [one] having called you from the darkness into his marvelous light, 10 who [were] once not [a] people, but [are] now [the] people of God, who [were] not shown mercy, but now [are] shown mercy.

11 Agape-beloved, I call upon you as strangers and sojourners to be abstaining from fleshly lusts, which war against the psyche-life2 , 12 having your way of life good among the nations, in order that in what they speak against you as evil-doers, [that] observing by your good-works they may glorify God in [the] day of visitation. 13 Submit [yourselves] to every human creation because of the Lord, whether [the] king as being above, 14 whether governors as to those sent by him for vengeance of evil-doers, and praise of well-doers; 15 because thus is the will of God, by well-doing silencing the ignorance of foolish men, 16 as free, and not as having [your] freedom [for a] cover of evil, but as slaves of God. 17 Honor all men, be agape-loving the brotherhood, be fearing God, be honoring the king. 18 O house-domestics3, [be] submitting [yourselves] in all fear to your master4 (), not only to the good and fair but also to the perverse. 19 For this [is] grace, if because of conscience [toward] God he endures some pain, suffering unjustly. 20 For what sort of credit [Is it] if sinning and being beaten [for it] you endure? But if doing good and suffering [for it] you endure, this [is] grace with God. 21 For to this were you called, for Christ also suffered in your behalf, leaving us [an] example in order that you follow in his path5, 22 who did no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth, 23 who being reviled did not revile in return, suffering he did not threaten, but was delivering [himself] up to the [one] judging justly; 24 who himself bore our sins in his body upon the tree, in order that dying to sins we zoe-live1 to justice, by whose wounds we are healed. 25 For you were s sheep being led astray, but now you have been turned back to the shepherd and overseer [of your] psyche-lives2.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

2from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

3OIKETHS: the root in this word is "house'; neither the root for "servant' nor "slave' is present in this word. The intent is a 'house-domestic', as in "house-servant' or "house-slave'

4DESPOTES "DES-poh-tays" (δεσπoτης ) `Lord': owner and absolute master of slaves. Whereas DESPOTES emphasizes ownership and complete right of disposal, KURIOS (also translated `Lord') emphasizes power—having it, having the right to wield it. Only slaves have a DESPOTES; even free persons may have a KURIOS. DESPOTES occurs in Luke.2:29, Acts.4:24, 1Tim.6:1, 1Tim.6:2, 2Time.2:21, Tit.2:9, 1Pet.2:18, 2Pet.2:1, Jude.1:4, Rev.6:10. "Lord" in every other case is KURIOS (κυριoς )

5or "foot steps"