Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Because this way is the will of God, doing good to muzzle the ignorance of the 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 unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

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.

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job 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

Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they know me not; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Matthew 7:26

And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

Matthew 25:2

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

Romans 1:21

because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?

Ephesians 6:6-7

not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as 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 ye abstain from fornication;

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

1 Timothy 1:13

though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

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 us.

Titus 3:3

For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

1 Peter 4:2

that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Jude 1:10

But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Do ye thus requite Jehovah, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? He hath made thee, and established thee.

Job 5:16

So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Psalm 5:5

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

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