1 Peter 2:13
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New International Version
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

New Living Translation
For the Lord's sake, respect all human authority--whether the king as head of state,

English Standard Version
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

Berean Study Bible
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority,

Berean Literal Bible
Be in subjection to every human institution for the sake of the Lord, whether to the king as being supreme,

New American Standard Bible
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority

International Standard Version
For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme,

NET Bible
Be subject to every human institution for the Lord's sake, whether to a king as supreme

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Submit to all the sons of men for the sake of God; to Kings, because of their authority,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Place yourselves under the authority of human governments to please the Lord. Obey the emperor. He holds the highest position of authority.

New American Standard 1977
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, be subject to every human ordinance that is of the Lord, whether it be to a king or to a superior,

King James 2000 Bible
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

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

American Standard Version
Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling;

Darby Bible Translation
Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to [the] king as supreme,

English Revised Version
Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Webster's Bible Translation
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Weymouth New Testament
Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,

World English Bible
Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Young's Literal Translation
Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
12Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. 13Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority, 14or to governors as those sent by him to punish evildoers and praise well doers.…
Word Study

Be in subjection
Hypotagēte (V-AMP-2P)
From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

Belonging to human beings (especially as contrasted with God), human (as contrasted with divine). From anthropos; human.

institution
ktisei (N-DFS)
From ktizo; original formation.

for the sake of
dia (Prep)
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

to [the] king
basilei (N-DMS)
A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

To excel, surpass, be superior. From huper and echo; to hold oneself above, i.e. to excel; participle superior, superiority.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Cross References
Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

Romans 13:5
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to authority, not only to avoid punishment, but also as a matter of conscience.

1 Peter 2:17
Treat everyone with high regard: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
Treasury of Scripture

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