1 Peter 2:17

“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Honour all men. Loue the brotherhood. Feare God. Honour the King.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have respect for all, loving the brothers, fearing God, honouring the king.
- Basic English Bible

Shew honour to all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the king.
- Darby Bible

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- Webster's Bible

Honour every one. Love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the Emperor.
- Weymouth Bible

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- World English Bible

Onoure ye alle men, loue ye brithirhod, drede ye God, onoure ye the king.
- Wycliffe Bible

to all give ye honour; the brotherhood love ye; God fear ye; the king honour ye.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:17


2:17 Honour all men - As being made in the image of God, bought by his Son, and designed for his kingdom. Honour the king - Pay him all that regard both in affection and action which the laws of God and man require.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:17


1Pe 2:17 Honour all [men]. Respect men of every station. Love the brotherhood. As Christ loved us. Fear God. With reverential fear.

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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