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1 Peter 2:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
15 For so the will of God is, that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
For so the will of God is. That is, it is in accordance with the Divine will that, in this way, you should put them to silence.
That by doing good. By a life of uprightness and benevolence.
You may silence the ignorance of foolish men. See Titus 2:8. The reference here is to men who brought charges against Christians by accusing them of being inimical to the government, insubordinate, or guilty of crimes. Such charges, it is well known, were often brought against them by their enemies in the early ages of Christianity. Peter says they were brought by foolish men, perhaps using the word foolish in the sense of evil-disposed or wicked, as it is often used in the Bible. Yet, though there might be malice at the bottom, the charges were really based on ignorance. They were not thoroughly acquainted with the principles of the Christian religion, and the way to meet those charges was to act in every way as became good citizens and so as ‘to live them down.’ One of the best ways of meeting the accusations of our enemies is to lead a life of strict integrity. It is not easy for the wicked to reply to this argument.
By Albert Barnes and Edward D. Andrews