1 Peter 2:15

“For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For so is the will of God, that with well doing yee may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because it is God's pleasure that foolish and narrow-minded men may be put to shame by your good behaviour:
- Basic English Bible

Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of senseless men;
- Darby Bible

For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
- Webster's Bible

For it is God's will that by doing what is right you should thus silence the ignorant talk of foolish persons.
- Weymouth Bible

For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
- World English Bible

For so is the wille of God, that ye do wel, and make the vnkunnyngnesse of vnprudent men to be doumb.
- Wycliffe Bible

because, so is the will of God, doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:15


2:15 The ignorance - Of them who blame you, because they do not know you: a strong motive to pity them.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:15


1Pe 2:15 That with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. It is God's will that thus you may silence the charge that you are seditious persons.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Irene123
    To BSP on loving the Bible - Love it? I don't read anything but - and books about the Bible, but not the Christian novels. I tried about 3 of those; I can't get into Biblical fiction; too boring. The word of God is - EXCITING!!! I love the story of Elijah and the prophets of baal; makes me laugh everytime I read it. And Balaam and his 'dumb' donkey. God's got a sense of humor.
  • Bill
    Praise the Father Son and Holy Spirit, the Alpha and Omega, Gods works, are evident in everyday of Life if you look around , while we take Breath and while we practice faith
  • Jhaffe joffer
    To say God CAN'T do anything is totally popasterous next to if not it self blasphemy. These restraints don't wont and can not stop God Almighty from doing what Thou does however it does limit prayers and faith in a mans imagination what is thought of as forbidden. Placed in this category by man to accomplish exactly what it has done forbid you.
  • Thelma Denson
    God is for the people they need to trust him.
  • Amenatave Sorowale
    A very strong message.........awesome!!
  • Wayne
    You are correct. Vv. 21-24 are talking about spiritual things. Each born again believer is to live above sin. By His stripes we are healed. Without His atonement, propitiation, we are powerless and mired in ourselves. The scripture doesn't mention the physical healing work. Just purification of our hearts, souls, and minds.

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