Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

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

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:

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 sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the encouragement of well-doers. 15 For it is the will of God that by well-doing you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live like free men; and yet do not make your freedom a cloak for misconduct, but be the slaves of God.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

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.

Matthew 7:26

"And every one who hears these words of mine and does them not, I will liken to 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

For although they knew God, yet they did not glorify him as God, nor give him thanks; but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened.

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you? You, before whose very eyes Jesus Christ was placarded as crucified!

Ephesians 6:6-7

not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as the slaves of Christ, doing the will of God;

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is God's will, even your sanctification; that you should abstain from sexual vice.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:13

although I had formerly been a blasphemer and a persecutor and a doer of outrage. But I obtained mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief.

Titus 2:8

Let the instruction that you give be sound and above reproach, so that our opponents may be ashamed because they find no evil things to say about us.

Titus 3:3

For we were ourselves once foolish, disobedient, deceived, slaving for various lusts and pleasures, passing our lives in malice and envy. We were hateful, and we hated one another.

1 Peter 3:17

For it is better that you suffer for doing right, if such be God's will, than for doing wrong;

1 Peter 4:2

so that in future you may not spend your life in the flesh according to men's desires, but in the will of God.

2 Peter 2:12

But these men, like irrational creatures, mere animals, born to be taken and destroyed, continually rail about matters of which they know nothing. In their corruption they will surely be destroyed,

Jude 1:10

Yet these men blaspheme about matters of which they know nothing, while they use such things as they do understand by instinct (like the animals who have no reason) for their own destruction.

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