King James Bible

1:24 
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
 
1:25 
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
 
2:1 
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
 
2:2 
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
 
2:3 
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
 
2:4 
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
 
2:5 
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.
 
2:6 
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
2:7 
Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
 
2:8 
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
 
2:9 
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
 
2:10 
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
 
2:11 
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
 
2:12 
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
 
2:13 
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
 
2:14 
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
 
2:15 
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
 
2:16 
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
 
2:17 
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
 
2:18 
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
 

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