1 Peter 4:14

“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye be reproched for the Name of Christ, happie are ye, for the spirit of glory, and of God resteth vpon you: on their part hee is euill spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed `are ye'; because the `Spirit' of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If men say evil things of you because of the name of Christ, happy are you; for the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you.
- Basic English Bible

If ye are reproached in [the] name of Christ, blessed [are ye]; for the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: [on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.]
- Darby Bible

If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
- Webster's Bible

You are to be envied, if you are being reproached for bearing the name of Christ; for in that case the Spirit of glory-- even the Spirit of God--is resting upon you.
- Weymouth Bible

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
- World English Bible

If ye ben dispisid for the name of Crist, ye schulen be blessid; for that that is of the onour, and of the glorie, and of the vertu of God, and the spirit that is his, schal reste on you.
- Wycliffe Bible

if ye be reproached in the name of Christ -- happy [are ye], because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:14


4:14 If ye are reproached for Christ - Reproaches and cruel mockings were always one part of their sufferings. The Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you - The same Spirit which was upon Christ, #Luke 4:18|. He is here termed, the Spirit of glory, conquering all reproach and shame, and the Spirit of God, whose Son, Jesus Christ is. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified - That is, while they are blaspheming Christ, you glorify him in the midst of your sufferings, #1Peter 4:16|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:14


1Pe 4:14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ. Because you are a Christian. Happy [are ye]; for the Spirit of glory and of God. "Spirit" is not found in the Greek. The idea is that the sufferer for Christ is happy because the glory of Christ awaits him, and God's spirit is with him.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Armando seng
    verse 17 judgment already started in the house of God, (bonafide Churhes) the upcoming judgment day is for the ungodly.ref 2Peter3:7 please advise.
  • Servant of God
    Thx Rev for keeping it real for the careless Christian presumes Salvation instead of Fearing God. As Peter states"scarcely are we saved" but if we whole heartedly love his coming and devote our lives learning what the"whole truth" from the Creator of our souls might be, and spend our fleshly existence in fear of destruction of our living souls, for what has God to do with unrepentant presumption
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:4 wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot speaking evil of you --4:5-- who shall give account to HIM that is ready to judge the quick and the dead --4:6-- for for this cause was the gospel preached also to them --that are dead-- that they they might be judged according to men in the flesh but live --- according to GOD --- in the spirit
  • Charles Bonsu
    Amen.
  • Rev. Billy Mayo
    1st Peter 4:2 is the verse which should make us either recognize or doubt our salvation. If we cannot find the desire to abandon the pleasures which Satan so vividly displays then we should have a serious conversation with our pastor and our christian friends.
    Learning to submit to the desires of our Lord, is paramount to our salvation.
    Ask yourself. "What does Satan really do for me".
  • BSP
    Verse 11: No matter if we are speaking or helping others, we want to do all things to God's glory so that he may receive the praise.

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