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

  • 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.
  • Lilian
    Iasiah 53.5 We are already healed by the stripes of Jesus. Our job now is to believe Jesus that he is the Son of the Living God who shed his blood to us so that all of us may have life in abundance. Put God first into your life and all things that you need will be added. Without God and meditating his words we cant do nothing. Thanks to the Blood of Jesus coz by his blood we are pardon and forgivn
  • Janita
    I love PETER something brought me to Peter an it was GOD himself. GOD is so awesome. Thank you GOD AND JESUS CHRIST for letting me get close to Peter an understanding most of Scriptures
  • Joe
    GOD knows all things. HE knows now how many hairs you will have on your body when GOD calls you home . So this verse is simple GOD knows.

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