|New International Version (©2011)|
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
English Standard Version (©2001)
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble,
International Standard Version (©2012)
Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble.
NET Bible (©2006)
Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
But the conclusion is that you should all be in harmony; suffer with those who are suffering, love one another, be merciful and humble.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Finally, everyone must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love each other, have compassion, and be humble.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Finally, be all of one mind, having compassion one with another, love as brethren, be tender hearted, be courteous:
American King James Version
Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:
American Standard Version
Finally, be ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded:
And in fine, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble:
Darby Bible Translation
Finally, be all of one mind, sympathising, full of brotherly love, tender hearted, humble minded;
English Revised Version
Finally, be ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded:
Webster's Bible Translation
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Weymouth New Testament
In conclusion, all of you should be of one mind, quick to sympathize, kind to the brethren, tenderhearted, lowly-minded,
World English Bible
Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous,
Young's Literal Translation
And finally, being all of one mind, having fellow-feeling, loving as brethren, compassionate, courteous,
|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
3:8-13 Though Christians cannot always be exactly of the same mind, yet they should have compassion one of another, and love as brethren. If any man desires to live comfortably on earth, or to possess eternal life in heaven, he must bridle his tongue from wicked, abusive, or deceitful words. He must forsake and keep far from evil actions, do all the good he can, and seek peace with all men. For God, all-wise and every where present, watches over the righteous, and takes care of them. None could or should harm those who copied the example of Christ, who is perfect goodness, and did good to others as his followers.
Verse 8. - Finally. St. Peter is bringing to a close the exhortations to submission, which depend on the imperative in 1 Peter 2:13. He turns from particular classes and relations to the whole Christian community, and describes what they ought to be in five Greek words, the first three of which are found nowhere else in the Greek Scriptures. Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; literally, sympathizing; feeling with others, rejoicing with them that do rejoice, and weeping with them that weep. Love as brethren. An adjective (φιλάδελφι) in the Greek; the corresponding substantive occurs in 1 Peter 1:22. Be pitiful. This word (εὔσπλαγχνος) has undergone a remarkable change of meaning. In Hippocrates, quoted by Huther, it is used literally of one whose viscera are healthy; it is also sometimes used figuratively, as equivalent to εὐκάρδιος ἀνδρεῖος; "goodhearted" with the heathen would mean "brave;" with Christian writers "tender," "pitiful." Be courteous. This represents a reading (φιλόφρονες) which has very little support. The true reading is ταπεινόφρονες, humble-minded.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Finally, be ye all of one mind,.... Not that the apostle was about to conclude his epistle; but having finished his exhortations respecting the obedience of subjects to magistrates, and of servants to their masters, and the duties incumbent on husbands and wives, he proceeds to sum up what he had further to say, in general rules; which regarded all sorts of Christians, magistrates and subjects, masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children, old and young, rich and poor, of whatsoever state, age, sex, or condition; and so the Arabic version renders it, "the sum of the commandment is"; and the Ethiopic version, "the sum of all is this"; namely, what follows; "be ye all of one mind"; whatever difference there might be in their natural and civil relation and character; and which is to be understood not of the sameness of affection to one another, or of an humble and condescending spirit, disposition, and carriage to each other, for these are expressed in some following exhortations; but of sameness of judgment with respect to the doctrines and ordinances of the Gospel, in which saints should be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment; for as the church is but one body, of which Christ is the head, there should be but one mind in it; even as there is but one Spirit of God, who convinces, enlightens, and leads into truth; and but one heart and way, given to fear the Lord; and there is but one hope of our calling, or to which we are called; and one way to it, and therefore ought to agree in everything respecting the way, the truth, and the life; though in things which do not, should bear with one another; and there is but one Lord, who gives the same laws and ordinances to one as to another, and which are to be kept alike by all; and there is but one faith, one doctrine of faith, which is uniform and all of a piece, and but one rule and standard of faith, the sacred Scriptures, and but one baptism, to be administered in the same way, and upon the same sort of subjects, and in the same name of the Father, Son, and Spirit; and but one God and Father of all; all belong to the same family, and therefore should preserve a unity of spirit and mind, and speak the same things; which is necessary to carry on the worship of God, honourably and regularly, to the glorifying of him, and for the peace, comfort, and safety of the churches of Christ:
having compassion one of another; or sympathizing with each other, both in prosperity and adversity, whether in temporal or spiritual things; rejoicing with them that rejoice in Christ, make their boast of him, and have communion with him, and who are also blessed with health of body, and a competency of the good things of this life; and weeping with them that weep for the loss of goods, relations, &c. and being in bonds and afflictions; or because of sin, the absence of Christ, and the temptations of Satan; and being concerned also for such who are fallen into immorality, or error, and heresy; endeavouring to restore them out of the one or the other, in a spirit of meekness and tenderness: to all which they should be engaged by the example of Christ, the sympathizing high priest; by the consideration of the divine compassion to them, both in a providential way, and in a way of grace; and on account of their union and relation to each other, as members of the same body:
love as brethren; not in a natural and civil, but in a spiritual relation, being children of God, and brethren of Christ, and in a Gospel church state; and whose love to each other ought to be universal, fervent, without dissimulation, and as Christ has loved them; and which should show itself in praying for each other, in bearing one another's burdens, in forgiving each other, in admonishing in love, and building up one another on their most holy faith, and communicating to each other both in temporals and spirituals: and of a very excellent nature is it; it is the bond of perfectness, and evidence of regeneration; the glory and ornament of a profession, and without which it is nothing; and what renders the communion of the saints with each other pleasant and profitable, comfortable to themselves, and honourable in the eyes of others; and to which they should be induced from the consideration of the love of God and Christ unto them, and from their relation to each other, as brethren:
be pitiful; to those that are in distress; put on bowels of mercy, and relieve and succour them, distributing cheerfully to their necessities:
be courteous; gentle and affable, carrying it friendly to one another, seeking those things which may be most agreeable to each other, shunning all moroseness, stiffness, and incivility. The Vulgate Latin version renders it by two words, "modest, humble": not proud, haughty, and overbearing, but condescending to each other, and to men of low estates; and so the Syriac version renders it, "kind and meek".
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
8. General summary of relative duty, after having detailed particular duties from 1Pe 2:18.
of one mind—as to the faith.
having compassion one of another—Greek, "sympathizing" in the joy and sorrow of others.
love as brethren—Greek, "loving the brethren."
pitiful—towards the afflicted.
courteous—genuine Christian politeness; not the tinsel of the world's politeness; stamped with unfeigned love on one side, and humility on the other. But the oldest manuscripts read, "humble-minded." It is slightly different from "humble," in that it marks a conscious effort to be truly humble.
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Turn from Evil
8Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous: 9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing. 10For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: …
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."