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

  • 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.
  • Mike Smith
    The last 6 words of verse 25 has been taken out of context. Most believe it is talking about physical healing, were as I believe it refers to spiritual healing.
  • Wayne tucker
    Jesus Christ: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8.
  • Nalia
    I believe it means.. If one truly seeks God and is pure of heart God knows this.. Anything is possible. Therefore, is it crazy to imagine that God is not capable of changing the words of any written word, be it the bible or a comic book, and communicating with an individual instantly.. One on one. After all, God Is The Word. Alive inside the Living Word. Ask and You Shall Receive, right..? The bible tells me so.. Anyway, just my thoughts and feelings on the subject.. Thanks for listening or reading Lol Attention: pay it
  • MockingBird
    When we are born again ,naturally we are babies : Babies cannot eat meat : therefore we desire the sincere milk of the word . I was not able to walk when I was born : Had to grow . As I grow in God's word , when the time is right I will start on more solid food : Growing process : As of now after 38 years , I am still growing and I am able to digest meatier word of God . But grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !!!! Yes !! Amen !!

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