1 Peter 2:12
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New International Version
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

New Living Translation
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

English Standard Version
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Berean Study Bible
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

Berean Literal Bible
keeping your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that wherein which they speak against you as evildoers, through having witnessed the good deeds, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.

New American Standard Bible
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

King James Bible
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do what is evil, they will, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation.

International Standard Version
Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.

NET Bible
and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears.

New Heart English Bible
having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let your way of life be beautiful before all children of men, those who speak wicked words of you, that they may see your beautiful works and praise God in the day of examination.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Live decent lives among unbelievers. Then, although they ridicule you as if you were doing wrong while they are watching you do good things, they will praise God on the day he comes to help you.

New American Standard 1977
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may on account of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and have your honest conversation among the Gentiles, so that, in that which they murmur about you as of evildoers, having witnessed your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.

King James 2000 Bible
Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

American King James Version
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

American Standard Version
having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works, which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Darby Bible Translation
having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that [as to that] in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through [your] good works, [themselves] witnessing [them], glorify God in [the] day of visitation.

English Revised Version
having your behaviour seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Having your manner of life honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Weymouth New Testament
Live honourable lives among the Gentiles, in order that, although they now speak against you as evil-doers, they may yet witness your good conduct, and may glorify God on the day of reward and retribution.

World English Bible
having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Young's Literal Translation
having your behaviour among the nations right, that in that which they speak against you as evil-doers, of the good works having beheld, they may glorify God in a day of inspection.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:11,12 Even the best of men, the chosen generation, the people of God, need to be exhorted to keep from the worst sins. And fleshly lusts are most destructive to man's soul. It is a sore judgment to be given up to them. There is a day of visitation coming, wherein God may call to repentance by his word and his grace; then many will glorify God, and the holy lives of his people will have promoted the happy change.
Study Bible
The Living Stone
11Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul. 12Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. 13Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority,…
Cross References
Isaiah 10:3
Now what will you do in the day of punishment, And in the devastation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your wealth?

Daniel 6:4
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 9:8
When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Luke 19:44
They will level you to the ground--you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."

John 13:31
When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

Acts 28:22
But we consider your views worth hearing, because we know that people everywhere are speaking against this sect."

Romans 14:18
For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.

Philippians 2:15
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world
Treasury of Scripture

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

your conversation.

1 Peter 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

Psalm 37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to …

Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner …

honest.

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but …

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that …

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a …

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things …

among.

Genesis 13:7,8 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and …

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without …

that.

1 Peter 3:1,16 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, …

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

Acts 24:5,6,13 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition …

Acts 25:7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood …

whereas. or, wherein. they may.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Titus 2:7,8 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine …

glorify.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation …

Romans 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling …

the day.

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people,

Luke 19:44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within …

Acts 15:14 Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, …

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