1 Peter 4:16

“Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God on this behalfe.”

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Other Translations

Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
- King James Version

but if {anyone suffers} as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if `a man suffer' as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if he undergoes punishment as a Christian, that is no shame to him; let him give glory to God in this name.
- Basic English Bible

but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.
- Darby Bible

Yet if any man suffereth as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
- Webster's Bible

If, however, any one suffers because he is a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God for being permitted to bear that name.
- Weymouth Bible

But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.
- World English Bible

but if as a cristen man, schame he not, but glorifie he God in this name.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:16


4:16 Let him glorify God - Who giveth him the honour so to suffer, and so great a reward for suffering.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:16


1Pe 4:16 If [any man suffereth] as a Christian. This name was now widely known, and good men suffered only because they were Christians.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Teri
    since Jesus suffered for our sins, we should try no tot sin either, but live our best for God. sometimes we have to disappoint others when we can't do the things they want us to...but we must instead follow Jesus and try to do His will.
  • Sunrise
    To die mean to sieze from all pleasurable desire, and to suffer mean to endure excruciating pain even when u go through such not because it is by evil u do but for sake of one u love with all your heart and ready to lay all for such a one as christ did for us.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Peter: intimate acquaintance: with Jesus: indicated in his Epistles: deeply affected: message of the Master: speaks of Christ and His sufferings: no question concerning Peter’s Authorship: Epistles: Imminence: return of Christ:Christians are to be sober: and watch with Prayer: Above all, fervent Love: express to others: Christ Suffered: Christians will also:
    Glory be Revealed: Exceeding Joy:Amen
  • Pickqueena burrell
    it teaches of what Christ had to go through .. he had to suffer it also teaches us to have charity which is love and we should treat one another with hospitality an that we also have to endure hardship and having things say about us but we should rejoice once it is deemed falsely cause Christ himself was accused but he had to fulfil purpose so take courage.
  • BSP
    Verse 1~Jesus not only died for us but he was willing to suffer in the flesh. As fleshly humans we must examine whether we are willing to imitate Christ and suffer if needed to honor Jehovah God and support his sovereignty.
  • 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.

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