1 Peter 2:12

12 1Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they 2slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, 3glorify God 4in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 2:12 In-Context

10 for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 8:21; Philippians 2:15; Titus 2:8; 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 3:16
  • 2. Acts 28:22
  • 3. Matthew 5:16; Matthew 9:8; John 13:31; 1 Peter 4:11, 16
  • 4. Isaiah 10:3; Luke 19:44

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "as a result of"
  • [b]. I.e. Christ's coming again in judgment
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