1 Peter 2:15
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New International Version
For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

New Living Translation
It is God's will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.

English Standard Version
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Berean Study Bible
For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Berean Literal Bible
because the will of God is this: doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of foolish men,

New American Standard Bible
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.

King James Bible
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is God's will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.

International Standard Version
For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

NET Bible
For God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.

New Heart English Bible
For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is the will of God in this way that by your excellent works you may shut the mouths of fools - those who do not know God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing what is right.

New American Standard 1977
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this is the will of God, that in well doing ye may silence the ignorance of vain men,

King James 2000 Bible
For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

American King James Version
For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

American Standard Version
For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Darby Bible Translation
Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of senseless men;

English Revised Version
For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Webster's Bible Translation
For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Weymouth New Testament
For it is God's will that by doing what is right you should thus silence the ignorant talk of foolish persons.

World English Bible
For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Young's Literal Translation
because, so is the will of God, doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:13-17 A Christian conversation must be honest; which it cannot be, if there is not a just and careful discharge of all relative duties: the apostle here treats of these distinctly. Regard to those duties is the will of God, consequently, the Christian's duty, and the way to silence the base slanders of ignorant and foolish men. Christians must endeavour, in all relations, to behave aright, that they do not make their liberty a cloak or covering for any wickedness, or for the neglect of duty; but they must remember that they are servants of God.
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
14or to governors as those sent by him to punish evildoers and praise well-doers. 15For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16Live in freedom, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.…
Cross References
1 Peter 2:12
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.

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
Treasury of Scripture

For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

so.

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

Ephesians 6:6,7 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, …

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

with. See on ver.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

Job 5:16 So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary …

the ignorance.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, …

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what …

foolish.

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not …

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. …

Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Matthew 7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, …

Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

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