Bible Reference

1 Peter 2:9-17
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9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Submission to Authority

13Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,2 whether it be to the emperor3 as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants4 of God. 17Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.


  • 2 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people
  • 3 2:13 Or king; also verse 17
  • 4 2:16 Greek bondservants
Displaying 1-10 of 13 sermons for this passage.

“Sojourners and Exiles”

1 Peter 2:11-12 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:33 ID: 3551

Declaring His Praise

1 Peter 2:9 Sermon 35:22 ID: 2723

Belonging — Part One

1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon Includes Transcript 39:49 ID: 2508

Belonging — Part Two

1 Peter 2:9, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon Includes Transcript 28:53 ID: 2509

The Bible Is Clear

1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon 41:39 ID: 1658

Am I Committed?

1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon 35:23 ID: 1660

The Confused Culture and a Compromised Church

1 Peter 2:9 - 2 Peter 2:11 Sermon 36:43 ID: 1657

The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Three

1 Peter 2:15-25 Sermon 36:42 ID: 1474

The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Two

1 Peter 2:13-25 Sermon 32:24 ID: 1472

The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part One

1 Peter 2:11-17 Sermon 35:57 ID: 1471

Displaying 1-2 of 2 series for this passage.

Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 2

1 Peter 2:11-25, 1 Peter 3:1-22 Series ID: 16002

Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 1

1 Peter 1:1-25, 1 Peter 2:1-10 Series ID: 16001