1 Peter 2:17
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
It is said of Burns the poet, that walking along the streets of Edinburgh with a fashionable acquaintance, he saw a poorly dressed peasant, whom he rushed up to and greeted as a familiar friend. His companion expressed his surprise that he could lower himself by speaking to one in so rustic a garb. "Fool!" said the poet, with flashing eye, "it was not the dress, the peasant's bonnet and hodden gray, I spoke to, but the man within — the man who beneath that bonnet has a head, and beneath that hodden gray a heart better than a thousand such as yours."
(J. C. Lees, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.