|Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. |
|Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; |
|Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. |
|1 Peter 2:11 |
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (1 Pe 2:11). Nashville: Word Pub.
abstain - The word translated abstain literally (in this verse) means "to hold away from one's person." In other words, we must distance ourselves from our own self-indulgent urges.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (1 Pe 2:11). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.