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

  • Angela
    what is the precept ose i find in my 1611 for 1 peter 2:10
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT --- ABIDETH IN ME --- AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE --IN HIM-- THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Jesus was perfect and did not sin and in imitation of him we want to do all we can to make sure that we don't deliberately sin.
  • A disciple
    "..THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH" This is a part that many might think strange, or inconsistent with the New Testament dispensation of mercy and grace. But such thinking is really inconsistent with the moral excellence and love of the truth in God. Our lives do not consist in those things we would lust after, or possess, or how through them we would hope to be admired and accepted by men.
  • BSP
    Babies long for milk and we need to form a longing for God's Word in that same way.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 SEEING YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY --1:23-- BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTBLE SEED BUR OF INCORRUPTIBLE --- BY THE WORD OF GOD ---WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER PSALM 10:3 FOR THE WICKED BOASTETH OF HIS HEARTS DESIRE AND BLESSETH THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH --- PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT ---THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER --- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU PSLAM 140:8 GRANT NOT O LORD --- THE DESIRES OF THE WICKED ---FURTHER NOT HIS WICKED DEVICE LEST THEY EXALT THEMSELVES

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