Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

always maintaining a good conscience, that instead of inveighing against you as evildoers, they may be cover'd with confusion, who traduce your virtuous behaviour as Christians.

New American Standard Bible

and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

King James Version

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Holman Bible

However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.

International Standard Version

But do this gently and respectfully, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak evil of your good conduct in the Messiah will be ashamed of slandering you.

A Conservative Version

Having a good conscience, so that, in what they speak against you as of evil-doers, they may be ashamed, those who revile your good behavior in Christ.

American Standard Version

having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.

Amplified

And see to it that your conscience is entirely clear, so that every time you are slandered or falsely accused, those who attack or disparage your good behavior in Christ will be shamed [by their own words].

An Understandable Version

May your conscience be able to so approve of your conduct that, even if you are ridiculed, those doing it will [eventually] have to be ashamed [of themselves] for criticizing your Christian behavior.

Anderson New Testament

having a good conscience, that, inasmuch as they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who traduce your good con duct in Christ.

Bible in Basic English

Being conscious that you have done no wrong; so that those who say evil things about your good way of life as Christians may be put to shame.

Common New Testament

and keep a clear conscience, so that, when you are abused, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

Darby Translation

having a good conscience, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Hold fast a good conscience, that, whereas they speak against you as evil doers, they may be put to shame who arraign your good behavior in Christ.

Godbey New Testament

having a good conscience, in order that, in whatsoever you are calumniated, those traducing your good deportment in Christ may be ashamed.

Goodspeed New Testament

and keep your conscience clear, so that those who abuse your upright Christian conduct may be made ashamed of their slanders.

John Wesley New Testament

Having a good conscience, that whereas they speak against you as evil doers, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

Having a good consciousness; that, in what they speak evil against you, as doing evil, they threatening your good turning round in Christ should be ashamed.

King James 2000

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [do so] with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in [the things] in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame.

Modern King James verseion

having a good conscience, that while they speak against you as evildoers they may be shamed, those falsely accusing your good behavior in Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

having a good conscience, that when they backbite you as evil doers, they may be ashamed, forasmuch as they have falsely accused your good conversation in Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

see that you have a clean conscience, so that, for all their slander of you, these libellers of your good Christian behaviour may be ashamed.

Montgomery New Testament

See that you have a clear conscience, so that, although they speak of you as evil-doers, these libelers of your good Christian lives may be ashamed.

NET Bible

Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.

New Heart English Bible

having a good conscience; so that when they speak evil against you, they may be put to shame who slander your good manner of life in Christ.

Noyes New Testament

having a good conscience, that, wherein ye are evil spoken of, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

having a good conscience, that in what they speak evil of you they may be ashamed who slander your good conduct in Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

Having, a good conscience, in order that, wherein they speak against you, they may be put to shame who cast wanton insult on, your good behaviour in Christ.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

keeping a good conscience; that whereas they malign you, as evil doers, they may be confounded who take pleasure in ridiculing your good conduct in Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

and keeping your consciences clear, so that, whenever you are maligned, those who vilify your good and Christian conduct may be put to shame.

Webster

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil-doers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good deportment in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

Yet argue modestly and cautiously, keeping your consciences free from guilt, so that, when you are spoken against, those who slander your good Christian lives may be put to shame.

Williams New Testament

and keep your conscience clear, so that those who bitterly abuse your excellent conduct as Christians may be ashamed of slandering you.

World English Bible

having a good conscience; that, while you are spoken against as evildoers, they may be disappointed who curse your good way of life in Christ.

Worrell New Testament

having a good conscience; that, in whatever ye are spoken against, those who revile your good conduct may be put to shame.

Worsley New Testament

having a good conscience, that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

having a good conscience, that in that in which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who are traducing your good behaviour in Christ;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a good
G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

συνείδησις 
suneidesis 
Usage: 32

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

καταλαλέω 
Katalaleo 
Usage: 5

of you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

κακοποιός 
Kakopoios 
Usage: 5

καταισχύνω 
Kataischuno 
Usage: 13

ἐπηρεάζω 
Epereazo 
Usage: 1

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

ἀναστροφή 
Anastrophe 
Usage: 13

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

References

Context Readings

Suffer For Doing What Is Good

15 adore the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready to show with modesty and respect to every one that asks it, what ground there is for the expectations you have: 16 always maintaining a good conscience, that instead of inveighing against you as evildoers, they may be cover'd with confusion, who traduce your virtuous behaviour as Christians. 17 for since it is the will of heaven you should suffer, it is better you should suffer for your virtue, than for any crimes.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

souls. Let your behaviour among the Gentiles be virtuous, that instead of inveighing against you as vicious, they may observe your honest behaviour,

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we trust we have a clear conscience, and desire our virtuous conduct may appear to all the world.

Matthew 5:11

Blessed shall you be when men shall revile and persecute you, and falsely charge you with all manner of evil for your attachment to me.

1 Timothy 1:5

such a charge will produce that charity, which arises from purity, from a good conscience, and a sincere belief:

1 Peter 2:15

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

1 Peter 2:19

but even to the morose. for it is a recommendation to the divine favour, to suffer unjust persecution

1 Peter 3:21

thus baptism, which corresponds to the deluge, does now save us, not as it is a cleansing from external filth, but as it is an engagement to lead a divine life, from the belief of the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Acts 24:16

and 'tis my endeavour to preserve a conscience free from reproach both with respect to God, and with respect to men.

Romans 9:1

I call Christ, and the holy spirit to witness with my conscience, that I speak the truth without guile, when I say,

2 Corinthians 1:12

for this is to me matter of glorying, the testimony of my conscience, that without artifice, and with religious sincerity, not by worldly wisdom, but by God's favourable assistance I have behaved my self towards all men, but more particularly to you.

2 Corinthians 4:2

renouncing all secret dishonesty, and void of all artifice, I deliver the word of God unadulterated, and recommend my self by urging the truth home to every man's conscience, as in the presence of God.

1 Timothy 1:19

assisted by faith and a good conscience: for some having discarded the one, have entirely lost the other.

2 Timothy 1:3

When I remember you, as I continually do in my prayers night and day, I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, after the example of my fore-fathers.

Titus 2:8

gravity; let your doctrine be sound and inoffensive, that your opponents may be ashamed, and have nothing that is ill to say of us.

Hebrews 9:14

how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the holy spirit offered himself a spotless victim to God, purify our souls from deadly sins, to serve the living God?

1 Peter 3:1-2

Let the married women be subservient to their husbands, that if they happen to disbelieve the gospel, they may be gain'd by the instructive conduct of their wives,

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