1 Peter 2:13

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Submit your selues to euery ordinance of man for the Lordes sake, whether it be to the King, as supreme,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all,
- Basic English Bible

Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to [the] king as supreme,
- Darby Bible

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- Webster's Bible

Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
- World English Bible

Be ye suget to ech creature, for God; ethir to the kyng, as to hym that is hiyer in state,
- Wycliffe Bible

Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:13


2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man - To every secular power. Instrumentally these are ordained by men; but originally all their power is from God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:13


1Pe 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man. Obey human laws. For the Lord's sake. Because it is the Lord's will. Whether it be to the king. The Roman emperor whom the Greeks styled king.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • 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
  • 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

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