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

  • 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.

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