1 Peter 3:16

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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.
New King James Version

having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
New American Standard Bible

and keep (having) a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
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.
The Amplified Bible

[And see to it that] your conscience is entirely clear (unimpaired), so that, when you are falsely accursed as evildoers, those who threaten you abusively and revile your right behavior in Christ may come to be ashamed [of slandering your good lives].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

having a conscience unimpaired, in order that in the very thing in which they defame you, they may be put to shame, those who spitefully abuse, insult, and introduce your good behavior which is in Christ;
Phillips’ Modern English

Make sure that your conscience is perfectly clear, so that if men should speak slanderously of you as rogues they may come to feel ashamed of themselves for abusing you for your good Christian behaiour.
Williams’ Language of the People

and keep your conscience clear, so that those who bitterly abuse your excellent conduct as Christians may be ashamed of slandering you.
1 Pet. 3:15 π 1 Pet. 3:17
Scriptures π 1 Peter

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