1 Peter 3:9
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English Standard Version
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

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

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

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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

1 Peter 3:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Rendering evil, etc

See Romans 12:17.

Blessing (εὐλογοῦντες)

Not a noun governed by rendering, but a participle. Be not rendering evil, but be blessing.

1 Peter 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rendering.

1 Peter 2:20-23 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

Matthew 5:39,44 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also...

Luke 6:27-29 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

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

1 Corinthians 4:12,13 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it...

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

called.

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

See on

Romans 8:28,30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

that.

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master...

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Cross References
Genesis 42:25
And Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, and to replace every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. This was done for them.

1 Samuel 26:11
The LORD forbid that I should put out my hand against the LORD's anointed. But take now the spear that is at his head and the jar of water, and let us go."

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

Luke 6:28
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:30
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

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