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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT --- ABIDETH IN ME --- AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE --IN HIM-- THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Jesus was perfect and did not sin and in imitation of him we want to do all we can to make sure that we don't deliberately sin.
  • A disciple
    "..THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH" This is a part that many might think strange, or inconsistent with the New Testament dispensation of mercy and grace. But such thinking is really inconsistent with the moral excellence and love of the truth in God. Our lives do not consist in those things we would lust after, or possess, or how through them we would hope to be admired and accepted by men.
  • BSP
    Babies long for milk and we need to form a longing for God's Word in that same way.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 SEEING YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY --1:23-- BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTBLE SEED BUR OF INCORRUPTIBLE --- BY THE WORD OF GOD ---WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER PSALM 10:3 FOR THE WICKED BOASTETH OF HIS HEARTS DESIRE AND BLESSETH THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH --- PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT ---THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER --- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU PSLAM 140:8 GRANT NOT O LORD --- THE DESIRES OF THE WICKED ---FURTHER NOT HIS WICKED DEVICE LEST THEY EXALT THEMSELVES
  • Ren
    Don't forget Mark 2:10-11. 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
    11 I say unto thee,Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. KJV

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