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1 Peter 2:13-14

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Submission to Authorities

2:13 Be subject to every human institution 1  for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme 2:14 or to governors as those he commissions 2  to punish wrongdoers and praise 3  those who do good.

1 tn Or “every human being”; Grk “every human creation,” denoting either everything created for mankind (NRSV mg: “every institution ordained for human beings”) or every creature who is human. The meaning of the verb “be subject” and the following context supports the rendering adopted in the text.

2 tn Grk “those sent by him.”

3 tn Grk “for the punishment…and the praise.”



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