1 Peter 3:9
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New International Version
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.


New American Standard Bible
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.


International Standard Version
Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to 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.


Darby Bible Translation
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.


Young's Literal Translation
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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Context
Turn From Evil

8Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous: 9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should 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: 11Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 13And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?
Cross References
Genesis 42:25
Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he to them.


1 Samuel 26:11
The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed: but, I pray you, take you now the spear that is at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.


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


Proverbs 28:10
Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.


Luke 6:28
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you.


Romans 8:28
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.


Romans 8:30
Moreover whom he did predestinate, 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 which persecute you: bless, and curse not.


Romans 12:17
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.


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


Treasury of Scripture

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

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?

Strong's Concordance
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
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