1 Peter 2:14
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New International Version
or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

New Living Translation
or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.

English Standard Version
or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

Berean Study Bible
or to governors as those sent by him to punish evildoers and praise well-doers.

Berean Literal Bible
or to governors as being sent by him for vengeance to evildoers and praise to well-doers,

New American Standard Bible
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

King James Bible
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.

International Standard Version
or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.

NET Bible
or to governors as those he commissions to punish wrongdoers and praise those who do good.

New Heart English Bible
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Judges, because they are sent by him for the punishment of wrongdoers and for the praise of the workers of good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Also obey governors. They are people the emperor has sent to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.

New American Standard 1977
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and unto governors as unto those that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those that do well.

King James 2000 Bible
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

American King James Version
Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

American Standard Version
or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of the good:

Darby Bible Translation
or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.

English Revised Version
or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.

Weymouth New Testament
or to provincial Governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and the encouragement of those who do what is right.

World English Bible
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.

Young's Literal Translation
whether to governors, as to those sent through him, for punishment, indeed, of evil-doers, and a praise of those doing good;
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.
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
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. 15For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorance of foolish men.…
Cross References
Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the one in authority? Then do what is right, and you will have his approval.

Romans 13:4
For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not carry the sword in vain. He is God's servant, an agent of retribution to the wrongdoer.
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Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

for the punishment.

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will …

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