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

  • 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 !!
  • LOT OLUWASEGUN
    Peter has been prayed for by God,and he said that i die daily still to him and the power of his resuration.for to me to live is christ and to die is gain,knowing peter is just God.
  • Chad Collins
    This Verse is so reassuring. Being Dead to our sins simply means by the holy spirit power living in us we no longer have a desire to sin. Jesus ambitions and desires are all we crave and want. How amazing Jesus is and how sufficient his grace is.
  • Norm
    Blessed are those of the body of Christ, his Church. Our God, the Holy One of Israel our Savior, is risen, He LIVES! Wisdom of Solomon 3:1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more death hath no more dominion over him.
  • Norm
    Heavenly Father, make us to walk in humility, righteousness and ever-increasing faith, that we may serve you in truth and charity through Christ Jesus our LORD who is most blessed for ever and ever! 1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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