Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Because this way is the will of God, doing good to muzzle the ignorance of the 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 Version

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

Holman 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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For it is the will of God that by doing right you may silence (muzzle, gag) the [culpable] ignorance and irresponsible criticisms of foolish people.

An Understandable Version

For it is God's will that, by doing good, you should put to silence the ignorant [talk and actions] of foolish people.

Anderson New Testament

For such is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;

Bible in Basic English

Because it is God's pleasure that foolish and narrow-minded men may be put to shame by your good behaviour:

Common New Testament

For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and to encourage those who do well. for such is the divine pleasure, that by your good conduct you obviate the cavils of inconsiderate

Darby Translation

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

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For so is the will of God, that, by doing good, you put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Godbey New Testament

because thus it is the will of God, that doing good you should put to shame the ignorance of the ignorant people:

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

John Wesley New Testament

For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free,

Julia Smith Translation

(For so is the will of God, those doing good to silence the want of knowledge of the foolish men:)

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the will of God is as follows: [by] doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Modern King James verseion

For such is the will of God, doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish men;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For so is the will of God, that ye put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men:

Montgomery New Testament

For it is the will of God that by well-doing you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.

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:

Noyes New Testament

For so is the will of God, that with welldoing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;

Sawyer New Testament

for this is the will of God, that by well-doing you may silence the ignorance of foolish men;

The Emphasized Bible

Because, so, is the will of God, - by doing good, to be putting to silence, the ignorance of heedless men:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For such is the will of God, that by well doing ye hold under restraint the ignorance of foolish men:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For God's will is this--that you should silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing what is right.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

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

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

for so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men;

Worsley New Testament

For so is the will of God, that by your good behaviour ye may silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Youngs Literal Translation

because, so is the will of God, doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

that with well doing
G15
ἀγαθοποιέω 
Agathopoieo 
do good, well doing, do well
Usage: 6

ye may put to silence
φιμόω 
Phimoo 
Usage: 4

the ignorance
G56
ἀγνωσία 
Agnosia 
not the knowledge, ignorance
Usage: 2

of foolish
ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

Context Readings

A Call To Good Works

14 or to governors as being sent by him for vengeance of evil-doers and praise of well-doers. 15 Because this way is the will of God, doing good to muzzle the ignorance of the foolish men. 16 As free, and not having your freedom as a cover-up of evil, but as bondmen of God.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

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.

Job 2:10

But he said to her, Thou speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see it, and be glad. And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake ye simpleness, and live, and walk in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake ye simpleness, and live, and walk in the way of understanding.

Matthew 7:26

And every man who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be compared to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.

Matthew 25:2

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish,

Romans 1:21

Because, although knowing God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became vain in their reasonings and their heart was darkened without understanding.

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was earlier described among you, crucified?

Ephesians 6:6-7

Not according to eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything express thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Timothy 1:13

the man who was formerly blasphemous, and a persecutor, and an aggressor. But I obtained mercy because I did it being ignorant in unbelief.

Titus 2:8

sound speech, irreproachable, so that the man of opposition may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 3:3

For we also were formerly foolish, disobedient, being led astray, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in evil and envy, hateful, hating each other.

1 Peter 3:17

For it is better to suffer doing good, if the will of God desires, than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:2

in order to live the remaining time in flesh, no longer by lusts of men, but by the will of God.

2 Peter 2:12

But these men, like irrational beasts of nature, having been born for capture and destruction, speaking evil at which things they do not understand, will be destroyed in their corruption,

Jude 1:10

But these men indeed revile whatever they have not seen. But whatever they understand naturally, as the irrational beasts, in these things they are corrupted.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Do ye thus requite LORD, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father who has bought thee? He has made thee, and established thee.

Job 5:16

So a poor man has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

Psalm 5:5

The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight. Thou hate all workers of iniquity.

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