1 Peter 4:18

“And if the righteous scarcely be saued, where shall the vngodly and the sinner appeare?”

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And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
- King James Version

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

  • 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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