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

  • Ren
    Don't forget Mark 2:10-11. 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
    11 I say unto thee,Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. KJV
  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.

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