Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Peter 2:20-23
Matthew 5:39, 44
Romans 12:14, 17, 19-21
1 Corinthians 4:12, 13
1 Thessalonians 5:15
1 Peter 2:21
1 Peter 5:10
Romans 8:28, 30
Chapter Outline1. He teaches the duty of wives and husbands to each other;
8. exhorting all men to unity and love;
14. and to suffer persecution.
19. He declares also the benefits of Christ toward the old world.
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Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
King James Bible
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.
International Standard Version
Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.
Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless others because you were called to inherit a blessing.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you should not repay a person evil for evil, neither insults for insults; but to the contrary of these things, give blessings, for you are called to this, that you would inherit blessing.
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