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

  • Mike
    Since we live in a world where there is Injustice, we want to remain humble and return evil for evil to no one.
  • A disciple
    I wonder how verses 1-6 are NOT taught to our women here in the West! What a beautiful and edifying thing it is, to know and understand, and practice, ALL THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED AND MADE! God has made everything in His wisdom and knowledge, very good; and it is our greatest comfort and joy and glory, to be perfect in the character and nature that He made us to be. Remember the iniquity of Satan!
  • Irene123
    1 Pet. 3:15 - "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts ..... "; the word 'sanctify' tripped me up - until I asked an elder about it. I had always read or heard that God sanctified us; how could we sanctify Him? By setting Him apart in our daily walk. He sets us apart to Himself from the world, we set Him apart in our lives, how we live holily for Him, in His will.
  • Isaac Niitan Cofie for verse 19
    In fact the Bible interpretation comes only from the Father our God Peter just want to state that that Jesus Christ preached also to the dead during the three days death before the resurrection those dead from the time of Adam till the day of crucification
  • Bruce
    Marta: the statement you made, where did that come from? I never heard of that one.
  • John H
    Baptism is an outward sign of an inward cleansing

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