1 Peter 1:17

“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons iudgeth according to euery mans worke, passe the time of your soiourning here in feare:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay {on earth;}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to each man's work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if you give the name of Father to him who, judging every man by his acts, has no respect for a man's position, then go in fear while you are on this earth:
- Basic English Bible

And if ye invoke as Father him who, without regard of persons, judges according to the work of each, pass your time of sojourn in fear,
- Darby Bible

And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
- Webster's Bible

And if you address as your Father Him who judges impartially in accordance with each man's actions, then spend in fear the time of your stay here on earth,
- Weymouth Bible

If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear:
- World English Bible

And if ye inwardli clepe him fadir, which demeth withouten accepcioun of persoones bi the werk of ech man, lyue ye in drede in the time of youre pilgrimage; witynge that not bi corruptible gold,
- Wycliffe Bible

and if on the Father ye do call, who without acceptance of persons is judging according to the work of each, in fear the time of your sojourn pass ye,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:17


1:17 Who judgeth according to every man's work - According to the tenor of his life and conversation. Pass the time of your sojourning - Your short abode on earth. In humble, loving fear - The proper companion and guard of hope.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:17


1Pe 1:17 If ye call on the Father. In prayer and worship. All call upon him who pray. Who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work. He judges us and all men according to the deeds, not station or race. Hence, those who seek his blessings and promises show a reverential fear. That is the first reason given for being holy. Pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear. The whole life is a period of sojourning on the earth.

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