1 Peter 2:17

“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Honour all men. Loue the brotherhood. Feare God. Honour the King.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have respect for all, loving the brothers, fearing God, honouring the king.
- Basic English Bible

Shew honour to all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the king.
- Darby Bible

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- Webster's Bible

Honour every one. Love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the Emperor.
- Weymouth Bible

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- World English Bible

Onoure ye alle men, loue ye brithirhod, drede ye God, onoure ye the king.
- Wycliffe Bible

to all give ye honour; the brotherhood love ye; God fear ye; the king honour ye.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:17


2:17 Honour all men - As being made in the image of God, bought by his Son, and designed for his kingdom. Honour the king - Pay him all that regard both in affection and action which the laws of God and man require.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:17


1Pe 2:17 Honour all [men]. Respect men of every station. Love the brotherhood. As Christ loved us. Fear God. With reverential fear.

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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