1 Peter 4:17

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the time is come that iudgement must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at vs, what shall the ende bee of them that obey not the Gospel of God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For {it is} time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if {it} {begins} with us first, what {will be} the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the time `is come' for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if `it begin' first at us, what `shall be' the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the time has come for the judging, starting with the church of God; but if it makes a start with us, what will be the end of those who are not under the rule of God?
- Basic English Bible

For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God [is come]; but if first from us, what [shall be] the end of those who obey not the glad tidings of God?
- Darby Bible

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first beginneth at us, what will be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?
- Webster's Bible

For the time has come for judgement to begin, and to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who reject God's Good News?
- Weymouth Bible

For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. If it begins first with us, what will happen to those who don't obey the Good News of God?
- World English Bible

For tyme is, that doom bigynne at Goddis hous; and if it bigynne first at vs, what ende schal be of hem, that bileuen not to the gospel?
- Wycliffe Bible

because it is the time of the beginning of the judgment from the house of God, and if first from us, what the end of those disobedient to the good news of God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:17


4:17 The time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God - God first visits his church, and that both in justice and mercy. What shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel - How terribly will he visit them! The judgments which are milder at the beginning, grow more and more severe. But good men, having already sustained their part, are only spectators of the miseries of the wicked.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:17


1Pe 4:17 The time [is come] that judgment must begin. Judgment begins at the house of God, the church. In Matthew, Mt 25:32-34, the righteous are judged first. If [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them? If even the righteous are called to judgment, what shall be the fate of the disobedient?

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Steve morrow
    ---SANCTIFY---1 PETER 4:1 FORSAMUCH THEN AS CHRIST HATH SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH THE SAME MIND FOR HE THAT HATH SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HATH CEASED FROM SIN --4:2-- THAT HE NO LONGER SHOULD LIVE THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE FLESH TO THE LUSTS OF MEN BUT TO THE WILL OF GOD
  • BSP
    Verse 9 urges us to be hospitable to others without complaining. We want to be willing and happy to show hospitality.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:1 FORASMUCH THEN AS CHRIST HATH SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH THE SAME MIND FOR HE THAT HATH SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HATH CEASED FROM SIN 4:2 THAT HE NO LONGER SHOULD LIVE THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE FLESH TO THE LUSTS OF MEN BUT TO THE WILL OF GOD
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:6 HE THAT SAITH HE ABIDETH IN HIM OUGHT HIMSELF ALSO SO TO WALK EVEN AS HE WALKED 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • A disciple
    Our high calling of God in Christ is to walk with the heart and mind of Jesus our Lord through this world, and not to any more yield ourselves to the easy ways of the old man who lived without a conscience toward God. These are the very things that are so deplorable to the devil heathen nature of the ungodly, and the reason for their relentless opposition, contradiction and persecution of Christ.
  • Irene123
    Marlo,2 23 '13 - You are so right as Jesus said to satan 3times in Lk. ch. 4: "It is written". Jesus used the WORD against satan of which Jesus is the WORD .

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