“As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:16 As free - Yet obeying governors, for God's sake.
1Pe 2:16 As free. Christians, freed from the bondage of sin and of the law, and having the free spirit of children, not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, an excuse, for wickedness. As the servants of God. They are God's servants.