12 (A)[a] And have your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that they which speak evil of you as of evil doers, [b]may by your good (B)works which they shall see, glorify God in the day of [c]visitation.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:12 The fourth argument, taken of the profit of so doing: for by this means also we provide for our good name and estimation, whilest we compel them at length to change their minds, which speak evil of us.
  2. 1 Peter 2:12 The fifth argument, which also is of great force: Because the glory of God is greatly set forth by that means, whilst by example of our honest life, even the most profane men are brought unto God, and submit themselves unto him.
  3. 1 Peter 2:12 When God shall also have mercy on them.

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