New Living Translation
For you are free, yet you are God's slaves, so don't use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.
King James Bible
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Darby Bible Translation
as free, and not as having liberty as a cloak of malice, but as God's bondmen.
World English Bible
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
Young's Literal Translation
as free, and not having the freedom as the cloak of the evil, but as servants of God;
1 Peter 2:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16 As free - Yet obeying governors, for God's sake.
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And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.
1 Corinthians 7:22
And remember, if you were a slave when the Lord called you, you are now free in the Lord. And if you were free when the Lord called you, you are now a slave of Christ.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
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