Parallel Verses

Amplified

Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.

King James Version

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Holman Bible

Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.

International Standard Version

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and exiles to keep on abstaining from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.

A Conservative Version

Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and sojourners, to abstain from the fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

American Standard Version

Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul;

An Understandable Version

My dearly loved ones, I urge you, as a people who are foreigners and strangers [in this world], do not give in to sinful desires, which wage war against the soul.

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and sojourners, that you keep yourselves from fleshly desires, which war against the soul,

Bible in Basic English

My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart, that, as those for whom this world is a strange country, you will keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh which make war against the soul;

Common New Testament

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against your soul.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but at present have obtain'd it. I exhort you, my dear brethren, as strangers and travellers to avoid all sensual passions, as destructive to your

Darby Translation

Beloved, I exhort you, as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, I beseech you, as sojourners and travelers, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, I exhort you as pilgrims and strangers, to abstain from the carnal desire which wars against the soul;

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, I beg you, as aliens and exiles here, not to indulge the physical cravings that are at war with the soul.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly desires,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from the carnal desires which war against the soul

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, I beseech as sojourners and strangers, to keep off from fleshly passions, which war against the soul;

King James 2000

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, I urge [you] as foreigners and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires which wage war against your soul,

Modern King James verseion

Dearly beloved, I exhort you as temporary residents and pilgrims to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers, and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which fight against the soul,

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, as sojourners and exiles I appeal to you to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war upon the soul.

Montgomery New Testament

I beseech you, beloved, as pilgrims and exiles, to abstain from passions of the flesh that war upon your souls.

NET Bible

Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, I exhort you, as sojourners and strangers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Sawyer New Testament

BELOVED, I exhort you as strangers and foreigners, abstain from carnal desires, which war against the soul,

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! I exhort you, as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly covetings, such as take the field against the soul;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beloved, I exhort you, as strangers and sojourners, Abstain from carnal lusts, which war against the soul;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, I urge you, as pilgrims and strangers upon earth, to refrain from indulging the cravings of your earthly nature, for they make war upon the soul.

Webster

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Weymouth New Testament

Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, I beg you as aliens and exiles to keep on abstaining from the evil desires of your lower nature, because they are always at war with the soul.

World English Bible

Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly desires, which, indeed, war against the soul;

Worsley New Testament

Dearly beloved, I exhort you as strangers and sojourners here, to abstain from carnal lusts, which war against the soul:

Youngs Literal Translation

Beloved, I call upon you, as strangers and sojourners, to keep from the fleshly desires, that war against the soul,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

you as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

πάροικος 
Paroikos 
Usage: 4

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

παρεπίδημος 
Parepidemos 
Usage: 3

ἀπέχομαι 
Apechomai 
Usage: 6

σαρκικός 
Sarkikos 
Usage: 11

ἐπιθυμία 
Epithumia 
Usage: 35

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

war
στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:11

Images 1 Peter 2:11

Context Readings

A Call To Good Works

10 Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God's people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul. 12 Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [ when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock].



Cross References

James 4:1

What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?

Romans 8:13

For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.

Leviticus 25:23

The land shall not be sold into perpetual ownership, for the land is Mine; you are [only] strangers and temporary residents with Me.

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not Your peace at my tears! For I am Your passing guest, a temporary resident, as all my fathers were.

Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

Galatians 5:16-21

But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).

2 Timothy 2:22

Shun youthful lusts and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness (all that is virtuous and good, right living, conformity to the will of God in thought, word, and deed); [and aim at and pursue] faith, love, [and] peace (harmony and concord with others) in fellowship with all [Christians], who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 11:13

These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God's] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.

1 Peter 1:17

And if you call upon Him as [your] Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, [then] you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence [on the earth, whether long or short].

1 Peter 4:2

So that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living by [his] human appetites and desires, but [he lives] for what God wills.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

Genesis 23:4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Genesis 47:9

Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and they have not attained to those of the life of my fathers in their pilgrimage.

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining.

Psalm 119:19

I am a stranger and a temporary resident on the earth; hide not Your commandments from me.

Psalm 119:54

Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;

Acts 15:20

But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and [eating meat of animals] that have been strangled, and [tasting of] blood.

Acts 15:29

That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from [tasting] blood and from [eating the meat of animals] that have been strangled and from sexual impurity. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell [be strong]!

Romans 7:23

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Romans 13:13-14

Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.

2 Corinthians 5:20

So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ's personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1

Laboring together [as God's fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them -- "do not receive it to no purpose].

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God.

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service,

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

1 Peter 1:1

Peter, an apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ, [writing] to the elect exiles of the dispersion scattered (sowed) abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

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