1 Peter 3:9

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
New King James Version

not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, 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.
New International Version

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
The Amplified Bible

Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

not giving back evil in exchange for evil, or verbal abuse in exchange for verbal abuse, but instead, on the contrary, be constantly blessing, since for this very purpose you were called, that you might inherit a blessing.
Phillips’ Modern English

Never pay back a bad turn with a bad turn or an insult with another insult, but on the contrary pay back with good. For this is your calling – to do good and to inherit the goodness of God.
Williams’ Language of the People

never return evil for evil or abuse for abuse, but blessing instead, because it was for this that you were called, to obtain the blessing of heirs.
1 Pet. 3:8 π 1 Pet. 3:10
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