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

  • 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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