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Galatians 4:4-5But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

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1 Peter 1-5

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1 Peter chapter 2

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Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
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like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
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if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
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And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God,
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you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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For [this] is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER [stone], AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
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This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER [stone],"
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and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this [doom] they were also appointed.
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But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR [God's] OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
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for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
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Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
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Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe [them], glorify God in the day of visitation.
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Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
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or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
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For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
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[Act] as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but [use it] as bondslaves of God.
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Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
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Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.
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For this [finds] favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
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For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer [for it] you patiently endure it, this [finds] favor with God.
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For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
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WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
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and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting [Himself] to Him who judges righteously;
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and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
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For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.