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

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

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15 For this is the will of God, (A)that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 (B)Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but (C)living as servants[a] of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface