1 Peter 2:11

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Dearely beloued, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrimes, abstaine from fleshly lusts, which warre against the soule,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart, that, as those for whom this world is a strange country, you will keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh which make war against the soul;
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, I exhort [you], as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
- Darby Bible

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
- Webster's Bible

Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
- World English Bible

Moost dere, Y biseche you, as comelyngis and pilgrymys, to absteine you fro fleischli desiris, that fiyten ayens the soule;
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, I call upon [you], as strangers and sojourners, to keep from the fleshly desires, that war against the soul,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:11


2:11 Here begins the exhortation drawn from the second motive. Sojourners: pilgrims - The first word properly means, those who are in a strange house; the second, those who are in a strange country. You sojourn in the body; you are pilgrims in this world. Abstain from desires of anything in this house, or in this country.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:11


1Pe 2:11 I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims. "As sojourners" (Revised Version). They were all, like the fathers (Heb 11:13), only pilgrims and sojourners on the earth, seeking for a better home. Hence they should abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, which would destroy their prospects of that home.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • El shaddai
    Jesus take our sicknesses ,because He is the heart of Father,we sow his will when He walk on earth
  • Grace Jenkins
    I just love to read verses 7_9-of 1Peter it tells me who I amin Christ
  • 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.
  • 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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