17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

Other Translations of 1 Peter 2:17

King James Version

17 Honour all Honour all: or, Esteem all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

English Standard Version

17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

The Message

17 Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.

New King James Version

17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

New Living Translation

17 Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Peter 2:17

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.