New Living Translation
It is God's will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.
King James Bible
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Darby Bible Translation
Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of senseless men;
World English Bible
For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Young's Literal Translation
because, so is the will of God, doing good, to put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:15 The ignorance - Of them who blame you, because they do not know you: a strong motive to pity them.
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1 Peter 2:12
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
1 Peter 3:16
But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.
1 Peter 3:17
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!
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