1 Peter 4:18

“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if the righteous scarcely be saued, where shall the vngodly and the sinner appeare?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if it is hard for even the good man to get salvation, what chance has the man without religion or the sinner?
- Basic English Bible

And if the righteous is difficultly saved, where shall the impious and [the] sinner appear?
- Darby Bible

And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?
- Webster's Bible

And if it is difficult even for a righteous man to be saved, what will become of irreligious men and sinners?
- Weymouth Bible

If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and the sinner?
- World English Bible

And if a iust man vnnethe schal be sauid, where schulen the vnfeithful man and the synnere appere? Therfor and thei that suffren bi the wille of God, bitaken her soulis in good dedis to the feithful makere of nouyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, the ungodly and sinner -- where shall he appear?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:18


4:18 If the righteous scarcely be saved - Escape with the utmost difficulty. Where shall the ungodly - The man who knows not God. And the open sinner appear - In that day of vengeance. The salvation here primarily spoken of is of a temporal nature. But we may apply the words to eternal things, and then they are still more awful. #Prov 11:31|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:18


1Pe 4:18 If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? A passage quoted from Pr 11:31. The idea is that if sufferings and judgments (chastenings) come upon good people, what hope is there for the wicked?

Discussion for 1 Peter 4:18

  • That man can not expect to live a easy life of sin and then enter eternal life with God in heaven, when the righteous must suffer though life to serve the Lord to make it into heaven.
  • Robert Ruiz for verse 18
    Philippians 2 12 instructs us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling
  • We should all bear in mind, Saved from what. If one is SAVED what is he/she being saved from? If its from hell that implies we have free will. Mans will has always been to not want God. God has to do the saving, we have nothing to do with it. This is even Biblical.

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