1 PETER 2:17



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

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1 Peter 2:17 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Honour τιμήσατε To prize, i.e., fix a valuation upon; by implication, to revere Honour
all πάντας All, any, every, the whole all
men. (No Greek definition. English implied.)
Love ἀγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) Love
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
brotherhood. ἀδελφότητα Brotherhood (properly, the feeling of brotherliness), i.e., the (Christian) fraternity brotherhood
Fear φοβεῖσθε To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere Fear
God. θεὸν A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
Honour τιμᾶτε To prize, i.e., fix a valuation upon; by implication, to revere Honour
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
king. βασιλέα A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) king

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  • 15  For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

  • 16  As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

  • 17  Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

  • 18  Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

  • 19  For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.


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