Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

Having your behavior good among the Gentiles, so that, upon which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may glorify God in the day of visitation, from having observed your good works.

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.

Amplified

Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [ when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock].

An Understandable Version

You should live such good lives before [unconverted] Gentiles, so that even though they accuse you of being evildoers, by seeing your good deeds, they will [be led to] honor God [for you] on the day He visits us again [i.e., to bring judgment].

Anderson New Testament

maintaining an honorable mode of life am one the Gentiles, that, inasmuch as they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, on account of your good works which they witness, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Bible in Basic English

Being of good behaviour among the Gentiles; so that though they say now that you are evil-doers, they may see your good works and give glory to God when he comes to be their judge.

Common New Testament

Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Daniel Mace New Testament

souls. Let your behaviour among the Gentiles be virtuous, that instead of inveighing against you as vicious, they may observe your honest behaviour,

Darby 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.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Have your behavior comely, among the Gentiles, that, whereas, they speak against you, as evil doers, having beheld your good works, they may glorify God, in the day of visitation.

Godbey New Testament

having your deportment beautiful among the Gentiles: in order that in whatsoever they calumniate you as evil doers, seeing from your beautiful works, they may glorify God in the day of his visitation.

Goodspeed New Testament

Live upright lives among the heathen, so that even if they charge you with being evil-doers, they may from observing the uprightness of your conduct come to praise God on the Day of Judgment.

John Wesley New Testament

which war against the soul, Having your conversation 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Having your turning back good in the nations: that, in what they speak against you as doing evil, from good works, they having beheld, might praise God in the day of inspection.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

maintaining your good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in [the things] in which they slander you as evildoers, by seeing your good deeds they may glorify God on the day of visitation.

Modern King James verseion

having your conduct honest among the nations, in that which they speak against you as evildoers, they may glorify God in a day of His visitation, seeing your good works.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and see that ye have honest conversation among the gentiles, that they which backbite you as evil doers, may see your good works and praise God in the day of visitation.

Moffatt New Testament

Conduct yourselves properly before pagans; so that for all their slander of you as bad characters, they may come to glorify God when you are put upon your trial, by what they see of your good deeds.

Montgomery New Testament

Let your manner of life before the Gentiles be honest; so that, although they are now slandering you as evil-doers, they may, by beholding your noble conduct, come to glorify God, in the day of visitation.

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.

Noyes New Testament

having your manner of life among the gentiles honorable; that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Sawyer New Testament

having your conduct honorable among the gentiles, that wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, from the good works which they see they may glorify God in the day of visitation,

The Emphasized Bible

Having, your behaviour among the nations, honourable, - in order that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, owing to the honourable works they are permitted to behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

having your conduct ornamental among the Gentiles: that, whereas they malign you as wicked doers, they may, being eye-witnesses of your good works, glorify God in the day when he visits them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your daily life among the Gentiles be so upright, that, whenever they malign you as evil-doers, they may learn, as they watch, from the uprightness of your conduct, to praise God 'at the time when he shall visit them.'

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Keep on living upright lives among the heathen, so that, when they slander you as evildoers, by what they see of your good deeds they may come to praise God on the judgment day.

Worrell New Testament

having your conduct seemly among the gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, from your good works which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Worsley New Testament

having a good conversation among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may glorify God in the day of their visitation, on account of the good works which they behold in you.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

ἀναστροφή 
Anastrophe 
Usage: 13

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

καταλαλέω 
Katalaleo 
Usage: 5

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

κακοποιός 
Kakopoios 
Usage: 5

δοξάζω 
Doxazo 
Usage: 42

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἐποπτεύω 
Epopteuo 
Usage: 2

δοξάζω 
Doxazo 
Usage: 42

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the day
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

Context Readings

A Call To Good Works

11 Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 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. 13 Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;



Cross References

Matthew 5:16

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

1 Peter 3:16

having a good conscience; that, while you are spoken against as evildoers, they may be disappointed who curse your good way of life in Christ.

Psalm 50:23

Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God's salvation to him." For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Luke 19:44

and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."

2 Corinthians 8:21

Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God. If anyone serves, let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Genesis 13:7-8

There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time.

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.

Isaiah 10:3

What will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Matthew 9:8

But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Matthew 10:25

It is enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!

Luke 1:68

"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and worked redemption for his people;

Luke 6:22

Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.

Acts 15:14

Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name.

Acts 24:5-6

For we have found this man to be a plague, an instigator of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

Acts 24:13

Nor can they prove to you the things of which they now accuse me.

Acts 25:7

When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove,

Romans 12:17

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.

Romans 13:13

Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.

Romans 15:9

and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name."

1 Corinthians 14:25

And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed. So he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.

2 Corinthians 13:7

Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate.

Ephesians 2:3

among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Ephesians 4:22

that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Philippians 1:27

Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;

Philippians 2:15-16

that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.

1 Timothy 2:2

for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.

Titus 2:7-8

in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,

Hebrews 13:5

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1-2

In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word;

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.

2 Peter 3:11

Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

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