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1 Peter 1:14

    1 Peter 1:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like children ruled by God, do not go back to the old desires of the time when you were without knowledge:

    Webster's Revision

    as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance:

    World English Bible

    as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 1:14

    Not fashioning yourselves - As the offices of certain persons are known by the garb or livery they wear, so are transgressors: where we see the world's livery we see the world's servants; they fashion or habit themselves according to their lusts, and we may guess that they have a worldly mind by their conformity to worldly fashions.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 1:14

    As obedient children - That is, conduct yourselves as becomes the children of God, by obeying his commands; by submitting to His will; and by manifesting unwavering confidence in him as your Father at all times.

    Not fashioning yourselves - Not forming or modeling your life. Compare the notes at Romans 12:2. The idea is, that they were to have some model or example, in accordance with which they were to frame their lives, but that they were not to make their own former principles and conduct the model. The Christian is to be as different from what he was himself before conversion as he is from his fellow-men. He is to be governed by new laws, to aim at new objects, and to mould his life in accordance with new principles. Before conversion, he was:

    (a) supremely selfish;

    (b) he lived for personal gratification;

    (c) he gave free indulgence to his appetites and passions, restrained only by a respect for the decencies of life, and by a reference to his own health, property, or reputation, without regard to the will of God;

    (d) he conformed himself to the customs and opinions around him, rather than to the requirements of his Maker;

    (e) he lived for worldly aggrandizements, his supreme object being wealth or fame; or,

    (f) in many cases, those who are now Christians, gave indulgence to every passion which they wished to gratify, regardless of reputation, health, property, or salvation.

    Now they are to be governed by a different rule, and their own former standard of morals and of opinions is no longer their guide, but the will of God.

    According to the former lusts in your ignorance - When you were ignorant of the requirements of the gospel, and gave yourselves up to the unrestrained indulgence of your passions.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Peter 1:14

    1:14 Your desires - Which ye had while ye were ignorant of God.

    Verses Related to 1 Peter 1:14

    Psalms 101:3 - I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
    1 John 2:16 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
    Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: