Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

A Conservative Version

Because this way is the will of God, doing good to muzzle the ignorance of the foolish men.

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 who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. 15 For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

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.

Job 2:10

But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

Psalm 107:42

The upright see it and rejoice, but the mouth of an evil person is shut.

Proverbs 9:6

Leave your naive ways, and live. Walk in the path of understanding."

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Matthew 25:2

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

Romans 1:21

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Who put you under a spell? Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified?

Ephesians 6:6-7

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For it is God's will that you be sanctified: You must abstain from sexual immorality.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:13

In the past I was a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man. But I received mercy because I acted ignorantly in my unbelief,

Titus 2:8

Use wholesome speech that cannot be condemned. Then any opponent will be ashamed because he cannot say anything bad about us.

Titus 3:3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

1 Peter 3:17

After all, if it is the will of God, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

2 Peter 2:12

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

Jude 1:10

Whatever these people do not understand, they slander. Like irrational animals, they are destroyed by the very things they know by instinct.

Deuteronomy 32:6

This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?

Job 5:16

Therefore there is hope for those who are poor, and iniquity shuts its mouth.

Psalm 5:5

Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.

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