1 Peter 2:15
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English Standard Version
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

King James Bible
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye 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:

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.

1 Peter 2:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Put to silence (φιμοῦν)

A very graphic word, meaning to muzzle or gag. Compare 1 Corinthians 9:9; 1 Timothy 5:18. See on Matthew 22:12.

Ignorance (ἀγνωσίαν)

In classical Greek it is an ignorance arising from not coming into contact with the person or thing to be known. It occurs only once again in the New Testament, 1 Corinthians 15:34. Here it signifies not want of acquaintance, but of understanding; a state of ignorance.

Of foolish men (τῶν ἀφρόνων ἀνθρώπων)

Of the foolish men; the article referring to those just mentioned, who speak against them as evil-doers.

1 Peter 2:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

so.

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Ephesians 6:6,7 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart...

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

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

with. See on ver.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

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 part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

the ignorance.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

foolish.

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God...

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 children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Matthew 7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man...

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, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

Cross References
1 Peter 2:12
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.

1 Peter 3:16
having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

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