1 Peter 2:13

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Submit your selues to euery ordinance of man for the Lordes sake, whether it be to the King, as supreme,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all,
- Basic English Bible

Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to [the] king as supreme,
- Darby Bible

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- Webster's Bible

Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- World English Bible

Be ye suget to ech creature, for God; ethir to the kyng, as to hym that is hiyer in state,
- Wycliffe Bible

Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:13


2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man - To every secular power. Instrumentally these are ordained by men; but originally all their power is from God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:13


1Pe 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man. Obey human laws. For the Lord's sake. Because it is the Lord's will. Whether it be to the king. The Roman emperor whom the Greeks styled king.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Amenatave Sorowale
    A very strong message.........awesome!!
  • Wayne
    You are correct. Vv. 21-24 are talking about spiritual things. Each born again believer is to live above sin. By His stripes we are healed. Without His atonement, propitiation, we are powerless and mired in ourselves. The scripture doesn't mention the physical healing work. Just purification of our hearts, souls, and minds.
  • Mike Smith
    The last 6 words of verse 25 has been taken out of context. Most believe it is talking about physical healing, were as I believe it refers to spiritual healing.
  • Wayne tucker
    Jesus Christ: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8.
  • Nalia
    I believe it means.. If one truly seeks God and is pure of heart God knows this.. Anything is possible. Therefore, is it crazy to imagine that God is not capable of changing the words of any written word, be it the bible or a comic book, and communicating with an individual instantly.. One on one. After all, God Is The Word. Alive inside the Living Word. Ask and You Shall Receive, right..? The bible tells me so.. Anyway, just my thoughts and feelings on the subject.. Thanks for listening or reading Lol Attention: pay it
  • MockingBird
    When we are born again ,naturally we are babies : Babies cannot eat meat : therefore we desire the sincere milk of the word . I was not able to walk when I was born : Had to grow . As I grow in God's word , when the time is right I will start on more solid food : Growing process : As of now after 38 years , I am still growing and I am able to digest meatier word of God . But grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !!!! Yes !! Amen !!

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