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

  • Irene123
    Jacoba - Your commentaries are good, do not quit
  • Irene123
    1Peter3:1-6; I lo-o-ove these vs. Because - this is the situation I am in. Because I obey the Lord (His Word) He has made a way for me for almost 3 yrs. to serve Him. Before, for 5 yrs., God didn't make a way because I wasn't obeying Him, through His Word. If you are trying, wanting to live for Him - just obey His Word: Jn.14:15. To live for Jesus is so easy, even under persecution.
  • A disciple
    ...wives, be in subjection to your own husbands...husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge... It's not hard to find where in history things really started rushing out of course; and as Christians, we aren't to gauge our values by the world's. It is a real mark of a sincere conversion, that lays aside as worthless and evil, what the world in defiance toward God promotes as morally superior!
  • Bruce
    Irene: Did The Lord Say:But seek ye first The Kingdom of God and His Righteous; and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33,or no seeking need. Just love! Changing scripture! Where does that come from? (You know)Do not add or take away? Both has been done. And you say it's "ok"? We who are Washed by The Blood,Preach The Word as Written as much as possible.
  • Irene123
    She didn't misquote scripture, period
  • Bruce
    Irene: When someone misquotes Scripture, it helps no One. The Lord said: But seek ye first The Kingdom of God,and His Righteous;and all these things will be added unto you./her post is "Poison in The Soup" Satan loves the misuse of scripture. The Lame, The Sick,The Unknowing will take the wrong path by such quotes./ Only by The Blood of The Lamb is there Salvation:Revelation1:5 / Mark 1:8 Baptized

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