1 PETER 2:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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1 Peter 2:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Servants, οἰκέται A fellow resident, i.e., menial domestic Servants
be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
subject ὑποτασσόμενοι To subordinate; reflexively, to obey subject
to δεσπόταις An absolute ruler ("despot") to
your (No Greek definition. English implied.)
masters δεσπόταις An absolute ruler ("despot") masters
with ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc with
all παντὶ All, any, every, the whole all
fear; φόβῳ Alarm or fright fear
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
only μόνον Merely only
to ἀγαθοῖς "good" (in any sense, often as noun) to
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
good ἀγαθοῖς "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
gentle, ἐπιεικέσιν Appropriate, i.e., (by implication) mild gentle
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
to σκολιοῖς Warped, i.e., winding; figuratively, perverse to
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
froward. σκολιοῖς Warped, i.e., winding; figuratively, perverse froward

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  • 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.

  • 20  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.




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