1 Therefore, having put away all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all slanders,
2 as newborn babies, long for the rational, pure milk, in order that in it you might grow into salvation,
3 since you tasted that the Lord is kind.
4 Toward Whom approaching, a living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but with God chosen, honored.
5 And you as living stones, are built up a spiritual house into a holy priesthood, to carry up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ,
6 because it is contained in Scripture: Behold, I place in Zion a corner stone, chosen, honored, and the one believing upon Him might absolutely not be put to shame.
7 Therefore, the honor is to you, the ones believing, but to the ones disbelieving, the stone which the ones building rejected, this One came to be into the Head of the corner,
8 and a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence, which they stumble, being disobedient to the word, into which they were also placed.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people into preservation, so that you might proclaim the excellencies of the One having called you out from darkness into His marvelous light;
10 who were once not a people, but now a people of God, the ones not pitied, but now having been pitied.
11 Beloved, I exhort you as aliens and sojourners, to abstain from the fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12 having your conduct good among the nations, in order that in which they slander you as evildoers, out from observing the good works, they might glorify God in a day of oversight.
13 Be subject to every human creation on account of the Lord, whether to a king as being over you,
14 or to governors, as being sent through him into avenging of evildoers and praise of ones doing good.
15 Because, so is the will of God, doing good, to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
16 As free ones, and not having the freedom as a pretext of the evil, but as bondservants of God.
17 Honor all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
18 House servants, being subject in all fear to the masters, not only to the good and fair, but also to the crooked.
19 For this is grace, since on account of conscience of God a certain one bears pain, suffering unjustly,
20 for what sort of report is it, if sinning and being punished, you will endure? But, if doing good and suffering, you will endure, then this is grace with God.
21 For into this you were called, because Christ also suffered on behalf of you, leaving you an example, in order that you might follow to His steps.
22 Who did not sin, not even was deceit found in His mouth,
23 Who being reviled, was not reviling in return, suffering, was not threatening, but was committing Himself to the One judging righteously.
24 Who Himself carried up our sins in His body upon the tree, in order that, having died to sins, we might live to righteousness, by Whose bruise you were healed.
25 For you were as sheep wandering, but now you returned upon the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Ἀποθέμενοι (having put away) οὖν (therefore) πᾶσαν (all) κακίαν (wickedness) καὶ (and) πάντα (all) δόλον (deceit) καὶ (and) ὑποκρίσεις (hypocrisies) καὶ (and) φθόνους (envies) καὶ (and) πάσας (all) καταλαλιὰς (slanders)
2 ὡς (as) ἀρτιγέννητα (newborn) βρέφη (babies) τὸ (the) λογικὸν (rational) ἄδολον (pure) γάλα (milk) ἐπιποθήσατε (long for) ἵνα (in order that) ἐν (in) αὐτῷ (it) αὐξηθῆτε (you all might grow) εἰς (into) σωτηρίαν (salvation)
3 εἰ (since) ἐγεύσασθε (you all tasted) ὅτι (that) χρηστὸς (is kind) ὁ (the) κύριος (Lord)
4 πρὸς (toward) ὃν (Whom) προσερχόμενοι (approaching) λίθον (a Stone) ζῶντα (living) ὑπὸ (by) ἀνθρώπων (men) μὲν (indeed) ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον (rejected) παρὰ (with) δὲ (but) θεῷ (God) ἐκλεκτὸν (chosen) ἔντιμον (honored)
5 καὶ (and) αὐτοὶ (you all) ὡς (as) λίθοι (stones) ζῶντες (living) οἰκοδομεῖσθε (are built up) οἶκος (house) πνευματικὸς (a spiritual) εἰς (into) ἱεράτευμα (priesthood) ἅγιον (a holy) ἀνενέγκαι (to carry up) πνευματικὰς (spiritual) θυσίας (sacrifices) εὐπροσδέκτους (acceptable) θεῷ (to God) διὰ (through) Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ)
6 διότι (because) περιέχει (it is contained) ἐν (in) γραφῇ (Scripture) ἰδοὺ (behold) τίθημι (I place) ἐν (in) Σιὼν (Zion) λίθον (stone) ἀκρογωνιαῖον (a corner) ἐκλεκτὸν (chosen) ἔντιμον (honored) καὶ (and) ὁ (the one) πιστεύων (believing) ἐπ᾽ (upon) αὐτῷ (Him) οὐ μὴ (absolutely not) καταισχυνθῇ (might be put to shame)
7 ὑμῖν (is to you all) οὖν (therefore) ἡ (the) τιμὴ (honor) τοῖς (the ones) πιστεύουσιν (believing) ἀπιστοῦσιν (to the ones disbelieving) δὲ (but) λίθος (the stone) ὃν (which) ἀπεδοκίμασαν (rejected) Οἱ (the ones) οἰκοδομοῦντες (building) οὗτος (this One) ἐγενήθη (came to be) εἰς (into) κεφαλὴν (the Head) γωνίας (of the corner)
8 καὶ (and) λίθος (a Stone) προσκόμματος (of stumbling) καὶ (and) πέτρα (a Rock) σκανδάλου (of offence) οἳ (which) προσκόπτουσιν (they stumble) τῷ (to the) λόγῳ (word) ἀπειθοῦντες (being disobedient) εἰς (into) ὃ (which) καὶ (also) ἐτέθησαν (they were placed)
9 ὑμεῖς (you all are) δὲ (but) γένος (race) ἐκλεκτόν (a chosen) βασίλειον (a royal) ἱεράτευμα (priesthood) ἔθνος (nation) ἅγιον (a holy) λαὸς (a people) εἰς (into) περιποίησιν (preservation) ὅπως (so that) τὰς (the) ἀρετὰς (excellencies) ἐξαγγείλητε (you all might proclaim) τοῦ (of the One) ἐκ (out from) σκότους (darkness) ὑμᾶς (you all) καλέσαντος (having called) εἰς (into) τὸ (the) θαυμαστὸν (marvelous) αὐτοῦ (His) φῶς (light)
10 οἵ (who) ποτε (once) οὐ (were not) λαός (a people) νῦν (now) δὲ (but) λαὸς (a people) θεοῦ (of God) Οἱ (the ones) οὐκ (not) ἠλεημένοι (pitied) νῦν (now) δὲ (but) ἐλεηθέντες (having been pitied)
11 Ἀγαπητοί (beloved) παρακαλῶ (I exhort) ὡς (you all as) παροίκους (aliens) καὶ (and) παρεπιδήμους (sojourners) ἀπέχεσθαι (to abstain) τῶν (from the) σαρκικῶν (fleshly) ἐπιθυμιῶν (lusts) αἵτινες (which) στρατεύονται (war) κατὰ (against) τῆς (the) ψυχῆς (soul)
12 τὴν (the) ἀναστροφὴν (conduct) ὑμῶν (your) ἐν (among) τοῖς (the) ἔθνεσιν (nations) ἔχοντες (having) καλήν (good) ἵνα (in order that) ἐν (in) ᾧ (which) καταλαλοῦσιν (they slander) ὑμῶν (you all) ὡς (as) κακοποιῶν (evildoers) ἐκ (out from) τῶν (the) καλῶν (good) ἔργων (works) ἐποπτεύοντες (observing) δοξάσωσιν (they might glorify) τὸν (the) θεὸν (God) ἐν (in) ἡμέρᾳ (a day) ἐπισκοπῆς (of oversight)
13 Ὑποτάγητε (be subject) πάσῃ (to every) ἀνθρωπίνῃ (human) κτίσει (creation) διὰ (on account of) τὸν (the) κύριον (Lord) εἴτε (whether) βασιλεῖ (to a king) ὡς (as) ὑπερέχοντι (being over you all)
14 εἴτε (or) ἡγεμόσιν (to governors) ὡς (as) δι᾽ (through) αὐτοῦ (him) πεμπομένοις (being sent) εἰς (into) ἐκδίκησιν (avenging) κακοποιῶν (of evildoers) ἔπαινον (praise) δὲ (and) ἀγαθοποιῶν (of ones doing good)
15 ὅτι (because) οὕτως (so) ἐστὶν (is) τὸ (the) θέλημα (will) τοῦ (of the) θεοῦ (God) ἀγαθοποιοῦντας (doing good) φιμοῦν (to silence) τὴν (the) τῶν (of the) ἀφρόνων (foolish) ἀνθρώπων (men) ἀγνωσίαν (ignorance)
16 ὡς (as) ἐλεύθεροι (free ones) καὶ (and) μὴ (not) ὡς (as) ἐπικάλυμμα (a pretext) ἔχοντες (having) τῆς (of the) κακίας (wickedness) τὴν (the) ἐλευθερίαν (freedom) ἀλλ᾽ (but) ὡς (as) θεοῦ (of God) δοῦλοι (bondservants)
17 πάντας (all) τιμήσατε (honor) τὴν (the) ἀδελφότητα (brotherhood) ἀγαπᾶτε (love) τὸν (the) θεὸν (God) φοβεῖσθε (fear) τὸν (the) βασιλέα (king) τιμᾶτε (honor)
18 Οἱ (the) οἰκέται (house servants) ὑποτασσόμενοι (being subject) ἐν (in) παντὶ (all) φόβῳ (fear) τοῖς (to the) δεσπόταις (masters) οὐ (not) μόνον (only) τοῖς (to the) ἀγαθοῖς (good) καὶ (and) ἐπιεικέσιν (fair) ἀλλὰ (but) καὶ (also) τοῖς (to the) σκολιοῖς (crooked)
19 τοῦτο (this is) γὰρ (for) χάρις (grace) εἰ (since) διὰ (on account of) συνείδησιν (conscience) θεοῦ (of God) ὑποφέρει (bears) τις (a certain one) λύπας (pain) πάσχων (suffering) ἀδίκως (unjustly)
20 ποῖον (what sort of) γὰρ (for) κλέος (report is it) εἰ (if) ἁμαρτάνοντες (sinning) καὶ (and) κολαφιζόμενοι (being punished) ὑπομενεῖτε; (you all will endure) ἀλλ᾽ (but) εἰ (if) ἀγαθοποιοῦντες (doing good) καὶ (and) πάσχοντες (suffering) ὑπομενεῖτε (you all will endure) τοῦτο (then this is) χάρις (grace) παρὰ (with) θεῷ (God)
21 εἰς (into) τοῦτο (this) γὰρ (for) ἐκλήθητε (you all were called) ὅτι (because) καὶ (also) Χριστὸς (Christ) ἔπαθεν (suffered) ὑπὲρ (on behalf of) ὑμῶν (you all) ὑμῖν (you all) ὑπολιμπάνων (leaving) ὑπογραμμόν (an example) ἵνα (in order that) ἐπακολουθήσητε (you all might follow) τοῖς (to the) ἴχνεσιν (steps) αὐτοῦ (His)
22 ὃς (Who) ἁμαρτίαν (sin) οὐκ (not) ἐποίησεν (did) οὐδὲ (not even) εὑρέθη (was found) δόλος (deceit) ἐν (in) τῷ (the) στόματι (mouth) αὐτοῦ (His)
23 ὃς (Who) λοιδορούμενος (being reviled) οὐκ (not) ἀντελοιδόρει (was reviling in return) πάσχων (suffering) οὐκ (not) ἠπείλει (was threatening) παρεδίδου (was committing Himself) δὲ (but) τῷ (to the One) κρίνοντι (judging) δικαίως (righteously)
24 ὃς (Who) τὰς (the) ἁμαρτίας (sins) ἡμῶν (our) αὐτὸς (Himself) ἀνήνεγκεν (carried up) ἐν (in) τῷ (the) σώματι (body) αὐτοῦ (His) ἐπὶ (upon) τὸ (the) ξύλον (tree) ἵνα (in order that) ταῖς (to the) ἁμαρτίαις (sins) ἀπογενόμενοι (having died) τῇ (to the) δικαιοσύνῃ (righteousness) ζήσωμεν (we might live) οὗ (Whose) τῷ (by the) μώλωπι (bruise) ἰάθητε (you all were healed)
25 ἦτε (you all were) γὰρ (for) ὡς (as) πρόβατα (sheep) πλανώμενοι (wandering) ἀλλ᾽ (but) ἐπεστράφητε (you all returned) νῦν (now) ἐπὶ (upon) τὸν (the) ποιμένα (Shepherd) καὶ (and) ἐπίσκοπον (Overseer) τῶν (of the) ψυχῶν (souls) ὑμῶν (your)