1 Peter 3:9

9 1not returning evil for evil or 2insult for insult, but giving a 3blessing instead; for 4you were called for the very purpose that you might 5inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:9 In-Context

7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
9 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.
10 For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT.
11 "HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Romans 12:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:15
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:23
  • 3. Luke 6:28; Romans 12:14; 1 Corinthians 4:12
  • 4. 1 Peter 2:21
  • 5. Galatians 3:14; Hebrews 6:14; Hebrews 12:17

Footnotes 1

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