1 Peter 3:9
Good News Translation
Do not pay back evil with evil or cursing with cursing; instead, pay back with a blessing, because a blessing is what God promised to give you when he called you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be hateful and insult people just because they are hateful and insult you. Instead, treat everyone with kindness. You are God's chosen ones, and he will bless you. The Scriptures say,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

rendering.

1 Peter 2:20-23 For what glory is it, if, committing sin and being buffeted for it, you endure? But if doing well you suffer patiently: this is thankworthy before God. . . .

Proverbs 17:13 He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord, and he will deliver thee.

Matthew 5:39,44 But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other: . . .

Luke 6:27-29 But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them that hate you. . . .

Romans 12:14,17,19-21 Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:12,13 And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it. . . .

Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another: merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.

called.

1 Peter 2:21 For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you and confirm you and establish you.

See on

Romans 8:28,30 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints. . . .

that.

Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running up and kneeling before him, asked him: Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?

Luke 10:25 And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life?

Context
Turning from Evil
8And in fine, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble: 9Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing. 10For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.…
Cross References
Genesis 42:25
And taking Simeon, and binding him in their presence, he commanded his servants to fill their sacks with wheat, and to put every man's money again in their sacks, and to give them besides provisions for the way: and they did so.

1 Samuel 26:11
The Lord be merciful unto me, and keep me that I never put forth my hand against the Lord's anointed. But now take the spear which is at his head, and the cup of water, and let us go.

Proverbs 20:22
Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord, and he will deliver thee.

Proverbs 28:10
He that deceiveth the just in a wicked way, shall fall in his own destruction: and the upright shall possess his goods.

Luke 6:28
Bless them that curse you and pray for them that calumniate you.

Romans 8:28
And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.

Romans 8:30
And whom he predestinated, them he also called. And whom he called, them he also justified. And whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Romans 12:14
Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Romans 12:17
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.

1 Corinthians 4:12
And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.

Galatians 3:14
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus: that we may receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.

Hebrews 6:14
Saying: Unless blessing I shall bless thee and multiplying I shall multiply thee.

Hebrews 12:17
For know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the benediction, he was rejected. For he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it.

1 Peter 2:21
For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps.

1 Peter 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly.

Additional Translations
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

not repaying evil for evil or insult for insult; but on the contrary blessing, because to this you were called, so that you should inherit blessing.

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing.

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing [others], because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing.

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but on the contrary, blessing; knowing that ye are called to this, that ye should inherit a blessing.

not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary, giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been called by God to inherit.

not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

not giving back evil for evil, or railing for railing, and on the contrary, blessing, having known that to this ye were called, that a blessing ye may inherit;
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