1 Peter 3:16
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New International Version
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.


New American Standard Bible
and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.


King James Bible
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.


International Standard Version
But do this gently and respectfully, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak evil of your good conduct in the Messiah will be ashamed of slandering you.


American Standard Version
having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But with modesty and fear, having a good conscience: that whereas they speak evil of you, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.


Darby Bible Translation
having a good conscience, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.


Young's Literal Translation
having a good conscience, that in that in which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who are traducing your good behaviour in Christ;
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Context
Suffering for Righteousness

14But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison; 20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.
Cross References
Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.


Acts 28:22
But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.


1 Timothy 1:5
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:


Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.


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, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.


1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:


1 Peter 2:19
For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.


1 Peter 3:21
The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:


1 Peter 4:4
Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:


Treasury of Scripture

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

a good.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh...

1 Peter 2:19 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

1 Timothy 1:5,19 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned...

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

whereas. See on ch.

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...

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.

falsely.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

good. See on ver.

1 Peter 3:1,2 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

Strong's Concordance
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Topical Bible
Abused Accuse Argue Ashamed Behavior Behaviour Calumniate Cautiously Christ Christian Christians Clear Conscience Consciences Conscious Conversation Curse Deportment Disappointed Evil Evildoers Evil-doers Falsely Free Guilt Keeping Maliciously Manner Modestly Revile Shame Slander Slandered Speak Spoken Traducing Whereas Wherein Wrong Yet
Resources
1 Peter Chapter 3 Verse 16

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NT Letters: 1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience (1 Pet. 1P iP i Pet)
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