Parallel Verses

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.

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 and unto governors as unto those that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those that do well. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 as being free, yet not using your liberty to cover maliciousness, but as slaves of God.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

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.

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. 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 righteous shall see it and rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Matthew 7:26

And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

Matthew 25:2

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

Romans 1:21

because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that ye should not trust in the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Ephesians 6:6-7

not to be seen as only pleasing men, but as the slaves of the Christ, doing the will of God from within,

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For the will of God is your sanctification, that ye should separate yourselves from fornication,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Timothy 1:13

who was before a blasphemer and a persecutor and injurious, but I was received unto mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Titus 2:8

sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Titus 3:3

For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

1 Peter 3:17

For it is better (if the will of God so desires) that ye suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:2

so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God.

2 Peter 2:12

But these, speaking evil of the things that they do not understand (as natural animals without reason, who are made to be taken and destroyed), shall utterly perish in their own corruption,

Jude 1:10

But these speak evil of those things which they do not know; but what they know by nature as animals without reason, in those things they corrupt themselves.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Do ye thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not thy father that has possessed thee? He made thee and established thee.

Job 5:16

Who is the hope of the poor, and iniquity closes her mouth.

Psalm 5:5

The foolish (those who are governed by carnal thoughts or desires) shall not stand in thy sight; thou dost hate all workers of iniquity.

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