New International Version
For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk 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:
Darby Bible Translation
Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of senseless men;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For so is the will of God - God, as their supreme governor, shows them that it is his will that they should act uprightly and obediently at all times, and thus confound the ignorance of foolish men, who were ready enough to assert that their religion made them bad subjects. The word φιμουν, which we translate put to silence, signifies to muzzle, i.e., stop their mouths, leave them nothing to say; let them assert, but ever be unable to bring proof to support it.
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A NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS. "For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."--1 Peter ii. 25. "Ye were as sheep going astray." This is evidently addressed to believers. We were like sheep, blindly, willfully following an unwise leader. Not only were we following ourselves, but we in our turn have led others astray. This is true of all of us: "All we like sheep have gone astray;" all equally foolish, "we have turned every one to his own way." Our first …
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1 Peter 3:17
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