1 Peter 3:14

“But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But and if ye suffer for righteousnes sake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terrour, neither be troubled:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed `are ye:' and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;
- Basic English Bible

But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed [are ye]; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;
- Darby Bible

But if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
- Webster's Bible

But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are to be envied. So do not be alarmed by their threats, nor troubled;
- Weymouth Bible

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled."
- World English Bible

But also if ye suffren ony thing for riytwisnesse, ye ben blessid; but drede ye not the drede of hem, that ye be not disturblid.
- Wycliffe Bible

but if ye also should suffer because of righteousness, happy [are ye]! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:14


3:14 But if ye should suffer - This is no harm to you, but a good. Fear ye not their fear - The very words of the Septuagint, #Isaiah 8:12|,13. Let not that fear be in you which the wicked feel.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:14


1Pe 3:14 If ye suffer for righteousness' sake. Ye may be called to suffer for Christ. That is the lot of Christians, but instead of calling this an evil, happy [are ye]. See Mt 5:10. Great is the reward. It is only sowing in tears to reap in joy. Be not afraid of their terror. "Fear not with their fear" (Revised Version). With the fear of the wicked when danger comes, neither be troubled because you are persecuted.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3:14

  • Suffering in itself is not a pleasant thing but when we suffer for something that is good or for righteousness we are happy and proud Knowing that we are doing the right thing in God s eyes even though we may be going through pain helps us to endure that pain Having God s approval is worth anything that we may go through

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