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

  • Irene123
    To BSP on loving the Bible - Love it? I don't read anything but - and books about the Bible, but not the Christian novels. I tried about 3 of those; I can't get into Biblical fiction; too boring. The word of God is - EXCITING!!! I love the story of Elijah and the prophets of baal; makes me laugh everytime I read it. And Balaam and his 'dumb' donkey. God's got a sense of humor.
  • Bill
    Praise the Father Son and Holy Spirit, the Alpha and Omega, Gods works, are evident in everyday of Life if you look around , while we take Breath and while we practice faith
  • Jhaffe joffer
    To say God CAN'T do anything is totally popasterous next to if not it self blasphemy. These restraints don't wont and can not stop God Almighty from doing what Thou does however it does limit prayers and faith in a mans imagination what is thought of as forbidden. Placed in this category by man to accomplish exactly what it has done forbid you.
  • Thelma Denson
    God is for the people they need to trust him.
  • 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.

Bible Options