1 Peter 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or vnto gouernours, as vnto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of euil doers, and for the praise of them that doe well.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those of the rulers who are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the praise of those who do well.
- Basic English Bible

or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.
- Darby Bible

Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
- Webster's Bible

or to provincial Governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and the encouragement of those who do what is right.
- Weymouth Bible

or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
- World English Bible

ethir to duykis, as to thilke that ben sent of hym to the veniaunce of mysdoers, and to the preisyng of good men.
- Wycliffe Bible

whether to governors, as to those sent through him, for punishment, indeed, of evil-doers, and a praise of those doing good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:14


2:14 Or to subordinate governors, or magistrates.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:14


1Pe 2:14 Or unto the governors. The magistrates placed over the provinces of the Roman empire. Rulers are necessary, for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. Both to punish the evil and to reward the good. Compare Ro 13:1-6.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows we must form a longing for God's Word. The more we read the Bible, the easier it can become and we even find it pleasurable.
  • 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.
  • 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

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