1 Peter 2:18
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New International Version
Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

New Living Translation
You who are slaves must accept the authority of your masters with all respect. Do what they tell you--not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel.

English Standard Version
Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Berean Study Bible
Servants, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but even to those who are unreasonable.

Berean Literal Bible
Servants, be subject to masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the unreasonable.

New American Standard Bible
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Household slaves, submit with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.

International Standard Version
You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.

NET Bible
Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To those who are Servants among you: Submit to your masters in reverence, not only to the good and to the meek, but also to the severe and to the perverse;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Slaves, place yourselves under the authority of your owners and show them complete respect. Obey not only those owners who are good and kind, but also those who are unfair.

New American Standard 1977
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and humane, but also to the unjust.

King James 2000 Bible
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.

American King James Version
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent.

American Standard Version
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Darby Bible Translation
Servants, [be] subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the ill-tempered.

English Revised Version
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Weymouth New Testament
Household servants, be submissive to your masters, and show them the utmost respect--not only if they are kind and thoughtful, but also if they are unreasonable.

World English Bible
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
The domestics! be subjecting yourselves in all fear to the masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the cross;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Servants in those days generally were slaves, and had heathen masters, who often used them cruelly; yet the apostle directs them to be subject to the masters placed over them by Providence, with a fear to dishonour or offend God. And not only to those pleased with reasonable service, but to the severe, and those angry without cause. The sinful misconduct of one relation, does not justify sinful behaviour in the other; the servant is bound to do his duty, though the master may be sinfully froward and perverse. But masters should be meek and gentle to their servants and inferiors. What glory or distinction could it be, for professed Christians to be patient when corrected for their faults? But if when they behaved well they were ill treated by proud and passionate heathen masters, yet bore it without peevish complaints, or purposes of revenge, and persevered in their duty, this would be acceptable to God as a distinguishing effect of his grace, and would be rewarded by him. Christ's death was designed not only for an example of patience under sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, and thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us. The fruits of Christ's sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerful motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrection of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our souls are cured. Here is man's sin; he goes astray; it is his own act. His misery; he goes astray from the pasture, from the Shepherd, and from the flock, and so exposes himself to dangers without number. Here is the recovery by conversion; they are now returned as the effect of Divine grace. This return is, from all their errors and wanderings, to Christ. Sinners, before their conversion, are always going astray; their life is a continued error.
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
17Treat everyone with high regard: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. 18Servants, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but even to those who are unreasonable. 19For if anyone endures the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God, this is to be commended.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:5
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ.

1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God's name and our teaching will not be discredited.

Titus 3:2
to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone.

James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
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Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent.

be.

Ephesians 6:5-7 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to …

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

1 Timothy 6:1-3 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters …

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please …

the good.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

but.

Psalm 101:4 A fraudulent heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

Proverbs 3:32 For the fraudulent is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is …

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the …

Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth …

Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: …

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