13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

Other Translations of 1 Peter 2:13

King James Version

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

English Standard Version

13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,Or every institution ordained for people whether it be to the emperorOr king; also verse 17 as supreme,

The Message

13 Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level;

New King James Version

13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme,

New Living Translation

13 For the Lord's sake, submit to all human authority-whether the king as head of state,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Peter 2:13

Commentary on 1 Peter 2:13-17

(Read 1 Peter 2:13-17)

A Christian conversation must be honest; which it cannot be, if there is not a just and careful discharge of all relative duties: the apostle here treats of these distinctly. Regard to those duties is the will of God, consequently, the Christian's duty, and the way to silence the base slanders of ignorant and foolish men. Christians must endeavour, in all relations, to behave aright, that they do not make their liberty a cloak or covering for any wickedness, or for the neglect of duty; but they must remember that they are servants of God.