For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Treasury of Scripture
1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
Ephesians 6:6,7 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart...
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
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1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...
Job 5:16 So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.
Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...
Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...
Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God...
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...
Matthew 7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man...
Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth...
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...
ContextSubmission to Authorities
13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 17Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 18Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent. 19For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
For so is the will of God, that by doing well you 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;
King James Bible
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may 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;