1 Peter 3:15

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But sanctifie the Lord God in your hearts, & be ready alwayes to giue an answere to euery man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekenesse and feare:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always {being} ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: `being' ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride;
- Basic English Bible

but sanctify [the] Lord the Christ in your hearts, and [be] always prepared to [give] an answer [to] every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that [is] in you, but with meekness and fear;
- Darby Bible

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.
- Webster's Bible

but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish.
- Weymouth Bible

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:
- World English Bible

But halewe ye the Lord Crist in youre hertis, and euermore be ye redi to satisfaccioun to ech man axynge you resoun of that feith and hope that is in you,
- Wycliffe Bible

and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And [be] ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that [is] in you, with meekness and fear;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:15


3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts - Have an holy fear, and a full trust in his wise providence. The hope - Of eternal life. With meekness - For anger would hurt your cause as well as your soul. And fear - A filial fear of offending God, and a jealousy over yourselves, lest ye speak amiss.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:15


1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. "But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord" (Revised Version). Let Christ be honored and reverenced. Fear not man but the Lord. And [be] ready always to [give] an answer. To confess Christ as the ground of your hope. With meekness and fear. The answer to adversaries is to be made, not with arrogance and indignation, but modestly, meekly, reverentially.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3:15

  • Manuel pacheco for verse 15
    Love the Lord at all times. From your heart and soul with true in each word spoken
  • Aondoaseer for verse 15
    Make christ your all,let him dwell in your thoughts and actions. Even as you share the truth do it in humility.
  • Amesh Naidoo for verse 15
    This verse simply states that GOD should be sealed in our hearts and that we need to study the Bible correctly and never miscontrue GODs word, and by studying GODs word we will be prepared to answer any question that non believer 's and skeptics have to assist anyone and everyone that requires HOPE of salvation and forgiveness of SIN 's that only JESUS offer 's, when we have the adequate relevant knowledge from studying GOD 's word we should not "show off " when answering questions but remain humble, gentle and understanding and accommodating to those in need. JESUS BLESS YOU ALL
  • Yolanda Russell for verse 15
    we need to be constantly studding Gods word too few Christians know Gods word or God ...we are not sharing the good news as we were commanded to do and not spending time in reading praying and waiting on the Holy Spirit who is our helper. The word of God must be like fire in our bones Jeremiah 20 vs 9 and Jermiah 5 vs 14 We have lost our passion and are luke warm like Reve 3 vs15
  • very interesting verse that give hope to belivers
  • When we give an explanation of our faith we should reply in a mild way and show respect to the other person.