49 Scriptures on Respect (ESV)

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  1. Ephesians 5:33 - "However, let each one of you..."
  2. 1 Peter 2:18 - "Servants, be subject to your masters..."
  3. 1 Peter 2:17 - "Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear..."
  4. Romans 12:10 - "Love one another with brotherly affection...."
  5. 1 Peter 3:15 - "but in your hearts regard Christ..."
  6. Colossians 2:16 - "Therefore let no one pass judgment..."
  7. 1 Thessalonians 5:13 - "and to esteem them very highly..."
  8. Ephesians 6:2 - ""Honor your father and mother" (this..."
  9. 1 Corinthians 12:23 - "and on those parts of the..."
  10. Colossians 3:25 - "For the wrongdoer will be paid..."
  11. James 2:9 - "But if you show partiality, you..."
  12. Ephesians 6:5 - "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with..."
  13. Ephesians 6:9 - "Masters, do the same to them,..."
  14. 1 Peter 1:17 - "And if you call on him..."
  15. 1 Thessalonians 4:12 - "so that you may live properly..."
  16. James 2:3 - "and if you pay attention to..."
  17. Deuteronomy 28:50 - "a hard-faced nation who shall not..."
  18. Leviticus 19:3 - "Every one of you shall revere..."
  19. Numbers 16:15 - "And Moses was very angry and..."
  20. Leviticus 19:32 - ""You shall stand up before the..."
  21. Malachi 1:6 - ""A son honors his father, and..."
  22. Philippians 4:11 - "Not that I am speaking of..."
  23. James 2:1 - "My brothers, show no partiality as..."
  24. Exodus 2:25 - "God saw the people of Israel--and..."
  25. Mark 14:59 - "Yet even about this their testimony..."
  26. Romans 2:11 - "For God shows no partiality...."
  27. Matthew 19:19 - "Honor your father and mother, and,..."
  28. Romans 13:7 - "Pay to all what is owed..."
  29. Proverbs 24:21 - "My son, fear the LORD and..."
  30. Ephesians 5:21 - "submitting to one another out of..."
  31. Luke 18:2 - "He said, "In a certain city..."
  32. Daniel 11:37 - "He shall pay no attention to..."
  33. 1 Peter 3:7 - "Likewise, husbands, live with your wives..."
  34. Matthew 15:4 - "For God commanded, 'Honor your father..."
  35. Proverbs 28:21 - "To show partiality is not good,..."
  36. Leviticus 26:9 - "I will turn to you and..."
  37. Psalm 40:4 - "Blessed is the man who makes..."
  38. Deuteronomy 1:17 - "You shall not be partial in..."
  39. Genesis 4:5 - "but for Cain and his offering..."
  40. 1 Timothy 5:2 - "older women like mothers, younger women..."
  41. Hebrews 12:9 - "Besides this, we have had earthly..."
  42. 1 Peter 2:2 - "Like newborn infants, long for the..."
  43. Leviticus 19:15 - ""You shall do no injustice in..."
  44. Exodus 20:12 - ""Honor your father and your mother,..."
  45. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 - "We ask you, brothers, to respect..."
  46. Proverbs 9:10 - "The fear of the LORD is..."
  47. Romans 3:2 - "Much in every way. To begin..."
  48. Romans 4:20 - "No distrust made him waver concerning..."
  49. 1 Timothy 3:8 - "Deacons likewise must be dignified, not..."

1. Ephesians 5:33

33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

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2. 1 Peter 2:18

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

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3. 1 Peter 2:17

17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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4. Romans 12:10

10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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5. 1 Peter 3:15

15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;

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6. Colossians 2:16

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

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7. 1 Thessalonians 5:13

13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

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8. Ephesians 6:2

2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),

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9. 1 Corinthians 12:23

23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

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10. Colossians 3:25

25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

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11. James 2:9

9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

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12. Ephesians 6:5

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

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13. Ephesians 6:9

9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

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14. 1 Peter 1:17

17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

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15. 1 Thessalonians 4:12

12 so that you may live properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

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16. James 2:3

3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, "You sit here in a good place," while you say to the poor man, "You stand over there," or, "Sit down at my feet,"

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17. Deuteronomy 28:50

50 a hard-faced nation who shall not respect the old or show mercy to the young.

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18. Leviticus 19:3

3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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19. Numbers 16:15

15 And Moses was very angry and said to the LORD, "Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, and I have not harmed one of them."

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20. Leviticus 19:32

32 "You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

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21. Malachi 1:6

6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'

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22. Philippians 4:11

11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

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23. James 2:1

1 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

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24. Exodus 2:25

25 God saw the people of Israel--and God knew.

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25. Mark 14:59

59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.

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26. Romans 2:11

11 For God shows no partiality.

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27. Matthew 19:19

19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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28. Romans 13:7

7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

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29. Proverbs 24:21

21 My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise,

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30. Ephesians 5:21

21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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31. Luke 18:2

2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.

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32. Daniel 11:37

37 He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

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33. 1 Peter 3:7

7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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34. Matthew 15:4

4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'

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35. Proverbs 28:21

21 To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.

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36. Leviticus 26:9

9 I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you.

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37. Psalm 40:4

4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

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38. Deuteronomy 1:17

17 You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

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39. Genesis 4:5

5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

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40. 1 Timothy 5:2

2 older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity.

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41. Hebrews 12:9

9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

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42. 1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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43. Leviticus 19:15

15 "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

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44. Exodus 20:12

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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45. 1 Thessalonians 5:12

12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

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46. Proverbs 9:10

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

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47. Romans 3:2

2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

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48. Romans 4:20

20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,

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49. 1 Timothy 3:8

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 40:4
  2. Genesis 4:5
  3. Exodus 2:25
  4. Exodus 20:12
  5. Leviticus 19:3
  6. Leviticus 19:15
  7. Leviticus 19:32
  8. Leviticus 26:9
  9. Numbers 16:15
  10. Deuteronomy 1:17
  11. Deuteronomy 28:50
  12. Proverbs 9:10
  13. Proverbs 24:21
  14. Proverbs 28:21
  15. Daniel 11:37
  16. Malachi 1:6
  17. Matthew 15:4
  18. Matthew 19:19
  19. Mark 14:59
  20. Luke 18:2
  21. Romans 2:11
  22. Romans 3:2
  23. Romans 4:20
  24. Romans 12:10
  25. Romans 13:7
  26. 1 Corinthians 12:23
  27. Ephesians 5:21
  28. Ephesians 5:33
  29. Ephesians 6:2
  30. Ephesians 6:5
  31. Ephesians 6:9
  32. Philippians 4:11
  33. Colossians 2:16
  34. Colossians 3:25
  35. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
  36. 1 Thessalonians 5:12
  37. 1 Thessalonians 5:13
  38. 1 Timothy 3:8
  39. 1 Timothy 5:2
  40. Hebrews 12:9
  41. James 2:1
  42. James 2:3
  43. James 2:9
  44. 1 Peter 1:17
  45. 1 Peter 2:2
  46. 1 Peter 2:17
  47. 1 Peter 2:18
  48. 1 Peter 3:7
  49. 1 Peter 3:15

Psalm 40:4

4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

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Genesis 4:5

5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

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Exodus 2:25

25 God saw the people of Israel--and God knew.

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Exodus 20:12

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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Leviticus 19:3

3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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Leviticus 19:15

15 "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

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Leviticus 19:32

32 "You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

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Leviticus 26:9

9 I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you.

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Numbers 16:15

15 And Moses was very angry and said to the LORD, "Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, and I have not harmed one of them."

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Deuteronomy 1:17

17 You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

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Deuteronomy 28:50

50 a hard-faced nation who shall not respect the old or show mercy to the young.

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Proverbs 9:10

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

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Proverbs 24:21

21 My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise,

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Proverbs 28:21

21 To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.

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Daniel 11:37

37 He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

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Malachi 1:6

6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'

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Matthew 15:4

4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'

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Matthew 19:19

19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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Mark 14:59

59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.

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Luke 18:2

2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.

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Romans 2:11

11 For God shows no partiality.

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Romans 3:2

2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

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Romans 4:20

20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,

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Romans 12:10

10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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Romans 13:7

7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

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1 Corinthians 12:23

23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

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Ephesians 5:21

21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Ephesians 5:33

33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

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Ephesians 6:2

2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),

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Ephesians 6:5

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

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Ephesians 6:9

9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

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Philippians 4:11

11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

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Colossians 2:16

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

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Colossians 3:25

25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

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1 Thessalonians 4:12

12 so that you may live properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12

12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

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1 Thessalonians 5:13

13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

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1 Timothy 3:8

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

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1 Timothy 5:2

2 older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity.

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Hebrews 12:9

9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

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James 2:1

1 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

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James 2:3

3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, "You sit here in a good place," while you say to the poor man, "You stand over there," or, "Sit down at my feet,"

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James 2:9

9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

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1 Peter 1:17

17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

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1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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1 Peter 2:17

17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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1 Peter 2:18

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

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1 Peter 3:7

7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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1 Peter 3:15

15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;

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