1 Peter 4:14

“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye be reproched for the Name of Christ, happie are ye, for the spirit of glory, and of God resteth vpon you: on their part hee is euill spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed `are ye'; because the `Spirit' of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If men say evil things of you because of the name of Christ, happy are you; for the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you.
- Basic English Bible

If ye are reproached in [the] name of Christ, blessed [are ye]; for the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: [on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.]
- Darby Bible

If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
- Webster's Bible

You are to be envied, if you are being reproached for bearing the name of Christ; for in that case the Spirit of glory-- even the Spirit of God--is resting upon you.
- Weymouth Bible

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
- World English Bible

If ye ben dispisid for the name of Crist, ye schulen be blessid; for that that is of the onour, and of the glorie, and of the vertu of God, and the spirit that is his, schal reste on you.
- Wycliffe Bible

if ye be reproached in the name of Christ -- happy [are ye], because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:14


4:14 If ye are reproached for Christ - Reproaches and cruel mockings were always one part of their sufferings. The Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you - The same Spirit which was upon Christ, #Luke 4:18|. He is here termed, the Spirit of glory, conquering all reproach and shame, and the Spirit of God, whose Son, Jesus Christ is. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified - That is, while they are blaspheming Christ, you glorify him in the midst of your sufferings, #1Peter 4:16|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:14


1Pe 4:14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ. Because you are a Christian. Happy [are ye]; for the Spirit of glory and of God. "Spirit" is not found in the Greek. The idea is that the sufferer for Christ is happy because the glory of Christ awaits him, and God's spirit is with him.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Edu Bassey
    That Christians are bound to face challenges as long as they are on earth and there is a great reward to those who are steadfast.Also,we should utilized our talent to the glory of Go.The faithful should be careful less they fall
  • Verse 8
    We see how we are encouraged to have love for our brothers. This will helps us to endure their imperfections. Since we are governed by love, we should not be eager to bring attention to the imperfections and shortcomings of our Christian brothers.
  • FrancIs
    This chapter teaches us that whatever happens to a person does not justfy his relationship with God
  • Darlene Hawkins
    If gives us something to think about for sure.
  • Garage door mike
    i wonder what place God hates most, the place where child sacrifice happens or down the street where people assemble in his name, sing songs to him and yet does nothing to help end the murder? Which place is harder for God to watch answer 1 peter 4 17
  • F. walling for verse 18
    Spreading the word of God seems so much easier when we realize God does the saving,we are just doing our job here on earth, spreading seed.

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