1 Peter 2:14

“Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or vnto gouernours, as vnto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of euil doers, and for the praise of them that doe well.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those of the rulers who are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the praise of those who do well.
- Basic English Bible

or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.
- Darby Bible

Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
- Webster's Bible

or to provincial Governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and the encouragement of those who do what is right.
- Weymouth Bible

or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
- World English Bible

ethir to duykis, as to thilke that ben sent of hym to the veniaunce of mysdoers, and to the preisyng of good men.
- Wycliffe Bible

whether to governors, as to those sent through him, for punishment, indeed, of evil-doers, and a praise of those doing good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:14


2:14 Or to subordinate governors, or magistrates.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:14


1Pe 2:14 Or unto the governors. The magistrates placed over the provinces of the Roman empire. Rulers are necessary, for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. Both to punish the evil and to reward the good. Compare Ro 13:1-6.

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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