1 Peter 2:19
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New International Version
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.

New Living Translation
For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.

English Standard Version
For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

Berean Study Bible
For if anyone endures the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God, this is to be commended.

Berean Literal Bible
For this is acceptable, if for sake of conscience toward God, anyone endures griefs, suffering unjustly.

New American Standard Bible
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

King James Bible
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it brings favor if, mindful of God's will, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.

International Standard Version
For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.

NET Bible
For this finds God's favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly.

New Heart English Bible
For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For such servants have grace before God who, for the sake of a good conscience, endure distresses which come upon them by The Evil One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God is pleased if a person is aware of him while enduring the pains of unjust suffering.

New American Standard 1977
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this is due to grace, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully.

King James 2000 Bible
For this is commendable, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully.

American King James Version
For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

American Standard Version
For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is thankworthy, if for conscience towards God, a man endure sorrows, suffering wrongfully.

Darby Bible Translation
For this [is] acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering unjustly.

English Revised Version
For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience towards God endureth grief, suffering wrongfully.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly.

World English Bible
For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.

Young's Literal Translation
for this is gracious, if because of conscience toward God any one doth endure sorrows, suffering unrighteously;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Servants in those days generally were slaves, and had heathen masters, who often used them cruelly; yet the apostle directs them to be subject to the masters placed over them by Providence, with a fear to dishonour or offend God. And not only to those pleased with reasonable service, but to the severe, and those angry without cause. The sinful misconduct of one relation, does not justify sinful behaviour in the other; the servant is bound to do his duty, though the master may be sinfully froward and perverse. But masters should be meek and gentle to their servants and inferiors. What glory or distinction could it be, for professed Christians to be patient when corrected for their faults? But if when they behaved well they were ill treated by proud and passionate heathen masters, yet bore it without peevish complaints, or purposes of revenge, and persevered in their duty, this would be acceptable to God as a distinguishing effect of his grace, and would be rewarded by him. Christ's death was designed not only for an example of patience under sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, and thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us. The fruits of Christ's sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerful motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrection of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our souls are cured. Here is man's sin; he goes astray; it is his own act. His misery; he goes astray from the pasture, from the Shepherd, and from the flock, and so exposes himself to dangers without number. Here is the recovery by conversion; they are now returned as the effect of Divine grace. This return is, from all their errors and wanderings, to Christ. Sinners, before their conversion, are always going astray; their life is a continued error.
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
18Servants, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but even to those who are unreasonable. 19For if anyone endures the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God, this is to be commended. 20How is it to your credit if you are beaten for doing wrong and you endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.…
Cross References
Romans 13:5
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to authority, not only to avoid punishment, but also as a matter of conscience.

Hebrews 10:2
If it could, would not the offerings have ceased? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all and would no longer feel the guilt of their sins.

1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their intimidation; do not be shaken."

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

1 Peter 4:15
Indeed, none of you should suffer as a murderer or thief or wrongdoer, or even as a meddler.
Treasury of Scripture

For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

this.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you …

Luke 6:32 For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners …

thankworthy. or, thank.

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed …

for conscience.

1 Peter 3:14-17 But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and …

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for …

John 15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because …

Romans 13:5 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

suffering.

Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully …

Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither …

Psalm 38:19 But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate …

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: …

Psalm 119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.

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