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1 Pet. 2 - NIV, NAB - in 2 Clement

So, then, let us elect to belong to the church of life,[68]

1 Pet. 2:1 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book I

Wherefore also Peter says: "Laying therefore aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisy, and envy, and evil speaking, as new-born babes, desire the milk of the word, that ye may grow by it to salvation; if ye have tasted that the Lord is Christ."[90]

1 Pet. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book V

and into His resurrection, as "new-born babes,"[136]

1 Pet. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

Now this interpretation about the three Apostles not tasting of death until they have seen Jesus transfigured, is adapted to those who are designated by Peter as "new-born babes longing for the reasonable milk which is without guile,"[203]

1 Pet. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

but the little ones are "the newborn babes which long for the reasonable milk which is without guile,"[156]

1 Pet. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIII

through which they were born "as new-born babes, they long for the reasonable milk which is without guile,"[169]

1 Pet. 2:3 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

the doctrine of the cross; of which if any man "taste,"[64]

1 Pet. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Third

of the stones that were dragged out of the depths, they placed in the building just as they were: for they were polished and fitted exactly into the other stones, and became so united one with another that the lines of juncture could not be perceived.[9]

1 Pet. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

, among the Jews from Jerusalem," among the other things named, "the wise architect" too,[308]

1 Pet. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

and knowing how to bear infirmity: "to wit as having been set by the Father "for a stone of offence,"[322]

1 Pet. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Of the Journeyings of Philip the Apostle

I therefore adore the goodness of God who has caused you to be spoiled even to this city, on account of His true stone[8]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

Nevertheless, I have heard of some who have passed on from this to you, having false doctrine, whom ye did not suffer to sow among you, but stopped your ears, that ye might not receive those things which were sown by them, as being stones[58]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

For David had been appointed a priest by God, although Saul persecuted him. For all the righteous possess the sacerdotal rank.[91]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Clement Not Given in the Oxford Edition

Thus also the blessed Peter hesitates not to say, "Ye also, as living stones, are built up, a spiritual house, a holy temple, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ."[3]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

For this is the spiritual victim[177]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

Accordingly, Peter says, "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ; "[39]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius A Treatise on the Anger of God

But they are precipitated from the third step, who, though they know the Ambassador of God, who is also the Builder of the divine and immortal temple,[7]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

that your sacrifice may be pure.[125]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

Now, both of these two things, the temple and the body of Jesus, appear to me, in one interpretation at least, to be types of the Church, and to signify that it is built of living stones,[99]

1 Pet. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

We are well aware, too, that we need the assistance of that excellent Spirit of wisdom, in order to understand such matters, as they should be understood by ministers of sacred things; and in this connection we will attempt to describe, as shortly as we may, our view of what belongs to this subject. The body is the Church, and we learn from Peter[131]

1 Pet. 2:6 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

Thou art He who, for our salvation, was made the head stone of the corner, precious and honourable, declared before to Sion.[51]

1 Pet. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

Was it because Christ was both a rock and a stone? For we read of His being placed "for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence."[445]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

Blessed, then, are ye who are God-bearers, spirit-bearers, temple-bearers, bearers of holiness, adorned in all respects with the commandments of Jesus Christ, being "a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people,"[68]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Dialogue of Justin

, of our sins; and being vehemently inflamed by the word of His calling, we are the true high priestly race of God, as even God Himself bears witness, saying that in every place among the Gentiles sacrifices are presented to Him well-pleasing and pure. Now God receives sacrifices from no one, except through His priests.[441]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

The Hebrew people, then, being called by God a "chosen generation, and a royal priesthood, and a holy nation, and a purchased people,"[25]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

Hail, thou people of the Lord, thou chosen generation, thou royal priesthood, thou holy nation, thou peculiar people-show forth His praises who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; and for His mercies glorify Him.[120]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

"] That is to say, a Church of all believers; as also the Apostle Peter says: "A holy nation, a royal priesthood."[3]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

Every first-fruit, therefore, of the products of wine-press and threshing-floor, of oxen and of sheep, thou shalt take and give to the prophets, for they are your high priests.[121]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

You, therefore, are the holy and sacred "Church of God, enrolled in heaven, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people,"[141]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book II

Let the bishop pray for the people, and say: "Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thine inheritance, which Thou hast obtained with the precious blood of Thy Christ, and hast called a royal priesthood, and an holy nation."[255]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book III

for there is no necessity that the women should be seen by the men; but only in the laying on of hands the bishop shall anoint her head, as the priests and kings were formerly anointed, not because those which are now baptized are ordained priests, but as being Christians, or anointed, from Christ the Anointed, "a royal priesthood, and an holy nation, the Church of God, the pillar and ground of the marriage-chamber,"[52]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book VIII

We further offer to Thee for this people, that Thou wilt render them, to the praise of Thy Christ, "a royal priesthood and an holy nation; "[117]

1 Pet. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

in very deed a seed honourable and holy, and "a priestly kingdom, a holy people, the people of the inheritance,"[86]

1 Pet. 2:10 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

-the manna-and sufficiently bound to God by His benefits-forgot his Lord and God, saying to Aaron: "Make us gods, to go before us: for that Moses, who ejected us from the land of Egypt, hath quite forsaken us; and what hath befallen him we know not." And accordingly we, who "were not the people of God" in days bygone, have been made His people,[61]

1 Pet. 2:10 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse III. Thaleia

And hence they sing the Lord's song in a strange land, explaining the law by distorting and degrading it, expecting a sensual kingdom, and setting their hopes on this alien world, which the Word says will pass away,[76]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus

The invisible soul is guarded by the visible body, and Christians are known indeed to be in the world, but their godliness remains invisible. The flesh hates the soul, and wars against it,[27]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

the lusts that are in the world, since "every lust warreth against the spirit; "[36]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Quocirca admirabilis quoque Petrus: "Charissimi, inquit, obsecro vos tanquam advernas et peregrinos, abstinete vos a carnalibus desideriis, quae militant adversus animam, conversationem vestram inter gentes habentes bonam: quoniam sic est voluntas Dei, ut bene facientes obmutescere faciatis imprudentium hominum ignorantiam; quasi liberi, et non quasi velamen habentes malitiae libertatem, sed ut servi Dei."[122]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle VI

And similarly Peter exhorts: "As strangers," says he, "and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify the Lord."[8]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

4. Abstain thou from fleshly and worldly lusts.[11]

1 Pet. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book VII

Avoid not the persons, but the sentiments, of the wicked. "Abstain from fleshly and worldly lusts."[17]

1 Pet. 2:12 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

having your conduct blameless among the Gentiles,"[59]

1 Pet. 2:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

Above all, we are to keep in mind what was spoken sacredly: "Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by the good works which they behold, glorify God."[95]

1 Pet. 2:12 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

that they may arise and go forth from the darkness by the light of the good works of the fear of God, "that they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven."[12]

1 Pet. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

Therefore, as to what relates to the honours due to kings or emperors, we have a prescript sufficient, that it behoves us to be in all obedience, according to the apostle's precept,[120]

1 Pet. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

but man is the property of God alone. Peter,[109]

1 Pet. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book IV

Be ye Subject to all royal power and dominion in things which are pleasing to God, as to the ministers of God, and the punishers of the ungodly.[33]

1 Pet. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

[All this is declared, ] that we may know that we shall give account to God not of deeds only, as slaves, but even of words and thoughts, as those who have truly received the power of liberty, in which [condition] a man is more severely tested, whether he will reverence, and fear, and love the Lord. And for this reason Peter says "that we have not liberty as a cloak of maliciousness,"[209]

1 Pet. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

referring both to the liberty of man, in which respect "all things are lawful," God exercising no compulsion in regard to him; and [by the expression] "not expedient" pointing out that we "should not use our liberty as a cloak of maliciousness,[607]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Full of holy designs, ye did, with true earnestness of mind and a godly confidence, stretch forth your hands to God Almighty, beseeching Him to be merciful unto you, if ye had been guilty of any involuntary transgression. Day and night ye were anxious for the whole brotherhood,[8]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

Stand fast, therefore, in these things, and follow the example of the Lord, being firm and unchangeable in the faith, loving the brotherhood,[56]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Address of Tatian to the Greeks

Does my master command me to act as a bondsman and to serve, I acknowledge the serfdom. Man is to be honoured as a fellow-man;[6]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Exhortation to the Heathen

For think not that stones, and stocks, and birds, and serpents are sacred things, and men are not; but, on the contrary, regard men as truly sacred,[138]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Arnobius Against the Heathen Book VII

that name, how can we but give them even the greatest honour, since we have been taught by the commands which have especial power over us,[73]

1 Pet. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Full of holy designs, ye did, with true earnestness of mind and a godly confidence, stretch forth your hands to God Almighty, beseeching Him to be merciful unto you, if ye had been guilty of any involuntary transgression. Day and night ye were anxious for the whole brotherhood,[9]

1 Pet. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

For as it is enjoined on them, "to be subject to their masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward,"[135]

1 Pet. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book IV

But as to servants, what can we say more than that the slave bring a good will to his master, with the fear of God, although he be impious and wicked,[30]

1 Pet. 2:20 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

even hereunto were ye called, since Christ also suffered for us, leaving you Himself as an example, that ye should follow His own steps."[79]

1 Pet. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

For He has set us this example[53]

1 Pet. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IX On the Advantage of Patience

lays it down in his epistle, and says, "Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that ye should follow His steps, who did no sin, neither was deceit found in His mouth; who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, threatened not, but gave Himself up to him that judged Him unjustly."[22]

1 Pet. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise X On Jealousy and Envy

But he follows Christ who stands in His precepts, who walks in the way of His teaching, who follows His footsteps and His ways, who imitates that which Christ both did and taught; in accordance with what Peter also exhorts and warns, saying, "Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example that ye should follow His steps."[27]

1 Pet. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

In the Epistle of Peter to them of Pontus: "For Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that ye may follow His steps; who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth; who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, threatened not, but gave Himself up to him that judgeth unrighteously."[594]

1 Pet. 2:22 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

"who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth,"[49]

1 Pet. 2:22 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

should be "cursed by God," because his own sins were the cause of his suspension on the tree. On the other hand, Christ, who spoke not guile from His mouth,[190]

1 Pet. 2:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

For it is distinctly clear to us that "He did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth; and as one who knew no sin,"[138]

1 Pet. 2:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

and through benevolence, divested Himself (of His glory), that He might be capable of being received by men. But He did not, I imagine, undergo any change from "good to evil," for "He did no sin; "[63]

1 Pet. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

For say ye to those that hate you, Ye are our brethren, that the name of the Lord may be glorified. And let us imitate the Lord, "who, when He was reviled, reviled not again ; "[80]

1 Pet. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

when He was crucified, He answered not; "when He suffered, He threatened not ; "[81]

1 Pet. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

This he does not utter to those alone who wish to hear: Do not err, [he says to all: ] Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is one and the same, who did by suffering reconcile us to God, and rose from the dead; who is at the right hand of the Father, and perfect in all things; "who, when He was buffeted, struck not in return; who, when He suffered, threatened not; "[305]

1 Pet. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

he book of the Father, or to behold Him, with the exception of the Lamb who was slain, and who redeemed us with His own blood, receiving power over all things from the same God who made all things by the Word, and adorned them by [His] Wisdom, when "the Word was made flesh; "that even as the Word of God had the sovereignty in the heavens, so also might He have the sovereignty in earth, inasmuch as [He was] a righteous man, "who did no sin, neither was there found guile in His mouth; "[273]

1 Pet. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in The Ecclesiastical Canons of the Holy Apostles

On the contrary, "when Himself was stricken, He did not strike again; when He was reviled, He reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not."[14]

1 Pet. 2:24 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

Let us then continually persevere in our hope, and the earnest of our righteousness, which is Jesus Christ, "who bore our sins in His own body on the tree,"[48]

1 Pet. 2:24 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

The ass was the type of the body of Christ, upon whom all men, resting from their labours, are borne as in a chariot. For the Saviour has taken up the burden of our sins.[39]

1 Pet. 2:24 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

Addressing those who have believed, he says, "For by His stripes we were healed."[145]