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

  • Thelma Denson
    God is for the people they need to trust him.
  • Peter k
    We have good and promising lives because Christ cares for us.
  • David koigi
    God has calld us in holliness.he is holy God
  • 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.
  • Mike Smith
    The last 6 words of verse 25 has been taken out of context. Most believe it is talking about physical healing, were as I believe it refers to spiritual healing.

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