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

  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9

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