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

  • 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.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9

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