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17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear (A)God. Honor the king.

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21 My son, (A)fear the Lord and the king;
Do not associate with those given to change;

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(A)Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

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10 (A)Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, (B)in honor giving preference to one another;

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Submit to God, Resist the Devil

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, (A)all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

(B)“God resists the proud,
But (C)gives grace to the humble.”

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12 (A)“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be (B)long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

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The Enduring Word

22 Since you (A)have purified your souls in obeying the truth [a]through the Spirit in [b]sincere (B)love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 NU omits through the Spirit
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 Lit. unhypocritical

Concluding Moral Directions

13 Let (A)brotherly love continue.

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21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

And He said to them, (A)“Render[a] therefore to Caesar the things that are (B)Caesar’s, and to God the things that are (C)God’s.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 22:21 Pay

Obey Authorities for God’s Sake

I say, “Keep the king’s commandment (A)for the sake of your oath to God.

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32 (A)‘You shall [a]rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and (B)fear your God: I am the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 19:32 rise to give honor

(A)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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10 (A)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
His praise endures forever.

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(A)Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but (B)in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

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21 (A)submitting to one another in the fear of [a]God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:21 NU Christ

The Corinthians’ Repentance

Therefore,(A) having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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17 (A)Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But (B)be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;

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20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the Lord your God.” So all the assembly blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and prostrated themselves before the Lord and the king.

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30 Then he said, “I have sinned; yet (A)honor me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord your God.”

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18 Then Joseph said to them the third day, “Do this and live, (A)for I fear God:

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11 And Abraham said, “Because I thought, surely (A)the fear of God is not in this place; and (B)they will kill me on account of my wife.

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