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1 Peter 2:13

Submission to Authority

13 nBe subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,2 whether it be to the emperor3 as supreme,

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1 Peter 2:13 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

1 Peter 2:13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

1 Peter 2:13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state,

1 Peter 2:13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme,

1 Peter 2:13 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 For the Lord’s sake, yield to the people who have authority in this world: the king, who is the highest authority,

1 Peter 2:13 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

1 Peter 2:13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 Be in subjection therefore to every human institution for the Lord’s sake; whether to the king as supreme,

1 Peter 2:13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 Place yourselves under the authority of human governments to please the Lord. Obey the emperor. He holds the highest position of authority.

1 Peter 2:13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority

1 Peter 2:13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme,

1 Peter 2:13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 Subject yourselves to every human authority for the sake of the Lord, whether to a king as having supreme authority,

1 Peter 2:13 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

13 Follow the lead of every human authority. Do it because the Lord wants you to. Obey the king. He is the highest authority.

1 Peter 2:13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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