1 Peter 2:14
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English Standard Version
or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

King James Bible
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

American Standard Version
or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of the good:

English Revised Version
or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.

Weymouth New Testament
or to provincial Governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and the encouragement of those who do what is right.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Sent (πεμπομένοις)

The present participle. In the habit of being sent: sent from time to time.

By him

The king; not the Lord.

Punishment (ἐκδίκησιν)

Not strong enough. Better, vengeance, as Rev. Compare Luke 18:7; Romans 12:19.

Them that do well (ἀγαθοποιῶν)

Only here in New Testament.

1 Peter 2:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for the punishment.

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good...

Cross References
Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

Romans 13:4
for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

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