1 Peter 3:17

“For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that yee suffer for well doing, then for euill doing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because if it is God's purpose for you to undergo pain, it is better to do so for well-doing than for evil-doing.
- Basic English Bible

For [it is] better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer [as] well-doers than [as] evildoers;
- Darby Bible

For it is better, if the will of God is so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing.
- Webster's Bible

For it is better that you should suffer for doing right, if such be God's will, than for doing evil;
- Weymouth Bible

For it is better, if it is God's will, that you suffer for doing well than for doing evil.
- World English Bible

For it is betere that ye do wel, and suffre, if the wille of God wole, than doynge yuele.
- Wycliffe Bible

for [it is] better doing good, if the will of God will it, to suffer, than doing evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Peter 3:17

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:17


3:17 It is infinitely better, if it be the will of God, ye should suffer. His permissive will appears from his providence.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:17


1Pe 3:17 For [it is] better, if the will of God is so. If God wills that we should suffer, for the Father sometimes chasteneth children (Heb 12:6,7). It is better to suffer for well doing, than for evil doing, for righteousness, than for evil. See 2Ti 3:12.

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