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1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Having
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
a good
agathos (Greek #18)
"good" (in any sense, often as noun)
KJV usage: benefit, good(-s, things), well. Compare 2570.
Pronounce: ag-ath-os'
Origin: a primary word
conscience
suneidesis (Greek #4893)
co-perception, i.e. moral consciousness
KJV usage: conscience.
Pronounce: soon-i'-day-sis
Origin: from a prolonged form of 4894
; that
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
, whereas
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
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hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
they speak evil
katalaleo (Greek #2635)
to be a traducer, i.e. to slander
KJV usage: speak against (evil of).
Pronounce: kat-al-al-eh'-o
Origin: from 2637
of you
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
, as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
of evildoers
kakopoios (Greek #2555)
a bad-doer; (specially), a criminal
KJV usage: evil-doer, malefactor.
Pronounce: kak-op-oy-os'
Origin: from 2556 and 4160
, they may be ashamed
kataischuno (Greek #2617)
to shame down, i.e. disgrace or (by implication) put to the blush
KJV usage: confound, dishonour, (be a-, make a-)shame(-d).
Pronounce: kat-ahee-skhoo'-no
Origin: from 2596 and 153
that falsely accuse
epereazo (Greek #1908)
to insult, slander
KJV usage: use despitefully, falsely accuse.
Pronounce: ep-ay-reh-ad'-zo
Origin: from a comparative of 1909 and (probably) ἀρειά (threats)
your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
good
agathos (Greek #18)
"good" (in any sense, often as noun)
KJV usage: benefit, good(-s, things), well. Compare 2570.
Pronounce: ag-ath-os'
Origin: a primary word
conversation
anastrophe (Greek #391)
behavior
KJV usage: conversation.
Pronounce: an-as-trof-ay'
Origin: from 390
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
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1 Peter 3:21• 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (1 Peter 3:21)
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1 Peter 2:19• 19For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. (1 Peter 2:19)
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Acts 24:16• 16And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. (Acts 24:16)
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Rom. 9:1• 1I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, (Rom. 9:1)
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2 Cor. 1:12• 12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. (2 Cor. 1:12)
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2 Cor. 4:2• 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Cor. 4:2)
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1 Tim. 1:5,19• 5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
(1 Tim. 1:5,19)
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2 Tim. 1:3• 3I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; (2 Tim. 1:3)
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Heb. 9:14• 14How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Heb. 9:14)
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Heb. 13:18• 18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. (Heb. 13:18)
whereas.
falsely.
good.
 When walking before God, we fear nothing; the heart is free: we have not to think of self, we think of God; and the adversaries are ashamed of having falsely accused those whose conduct is unblamable. (1 Peter 3 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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having a good conscience, that as to that in whiche they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversationf in Christ.

JND Translation Notes

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See Note m, ch. 2.12.
f
See Note o, ver. 1.

W. Kelly Translation

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having a good conscience, that in what they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed that revile your good behaviour in Christ.