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

  • Bret
    Reply to Bruce's and other's statements. PLEASE read Romans 6....Many skip this chapter and go straight to Romans 10:9 to prove their 'faith only' doctrine. It is in water baptism Acts 8 Acts 2, Acts 22 and many others that we meet the blood of Jesus Christ that removes our sins, and destroys the old man of sin...After that, we receive the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38 There are no gray areas
  • BSP
    Verse 1 is encouraging those who are married to show good conduct by applying Bible principles no matter the situation. Actions can speak much louder than words.
  • BSP
    Verse 15: In order to be ready to share our beliefs, we can practice beforehand so that we can be ready when we are asked questions.
  • BSP
    Verse 12 is comforting because it assures us that Jehovah God will protect us. He is our refuge and our strength.
  • Lucia szymanik
    Always make Jesus Christ the center of your marriage. Give the Lord your Marriage and as the scriptures read "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. When Husband and Wife quarrel, forgive one another and pursue the peace; so Satan does not come in the Marriage to destroy it. I am living proof it works. I have been married for 49 years and counting.
  • Irene123
    Jacoba - Your commentaries are good, do not quit

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