1 Peter 3:14
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New International Version
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened."

New Living Translation
But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't worry or be afraid of their threats.

English Standard Version
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Berean Study Bible
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their intimidation; do not be shaken."

Berean Literal Bible
But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, you are blessed. "And you should not be afraid of their threats, neither should you be troubled."

New American Standard Bible
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

King James Bible
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed,

International Standard Version
But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.

NET Bible
But in fact, if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them or be shaken.

New Heart English Bible
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear, neither be troubled."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed, and you should not be afraid of those who terrorize you, and be not provoked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But even if you suffer for doing what God approves, you are blessed. Don't be afraid of those who want to harm you. Don't get upset.

New American Standard 1977
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But also if ye suffer anything for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye; therefore, be not afraid of their terror neither be troubled,

King James 2000 Bible
But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and, Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

American King James Version
But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

American Standard Version
But even if ye should suffer for righteousness'sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if also you suffer any thing for justice' sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear, and be not troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed [are ye]; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;

English Revised Version
But and if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Weymouth New Testament
But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are to be envied. So do not be alarmed by their threats, nor troubled;

World English Bible
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled."

Young's Literal Translation
but if ye also should suffer because of righteousness, happy are ye! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:14-22 We sanctify God before others, when our conduct invites and encourages them to glorify and honour him. What was the ground and reason of their hope? We should be able to defend our religion with meekness, in the fear of God. There is no room for any other fears where this great fear is; it disturbs not. The conscience is good, when it does its office well. That person is in a sad condition on whom sin and suffering meet: sin makes suffering extreme, comfortless, and destructive. Surely it is better to suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing, whatever our natural impatience at times may suggest. The example of Christ is an argument for patience under sufferings. In the case of our Lord's suffering, he that knew no sin, suffered instead of those who knew no righteousness. The blessed end and design of our Lord's sufferings were, to reconcile us to God, and to bring us to eternal glory. He was put to death in respect of his human nature, but was quickened and raised by the power of the Holy Spirit. If Christ could not be freed from sufferings, why should Christians think to be so? God takes exact notice of the means and advantages people in all ages have had. As to the old world, Christ sent his Spirit; gave warning by Noah. But though the patience of God waits long, it will cease at last. And the spirits of disobedient sinners, as soon as they are out of their bodies, are committed to the prison of hell, where those that despised Noah's warning now are, and from whence there is no redemption. Noah's salvation in the ark upon the water, which carried him above the floods, set forth the salvation of all true believers. That temporal salvation by the ark was a type of the eternal salvation of believers by baptism of the Holy Spirit. To prevent mistakes, the apostle declares what he means by saving baptism; not the outward ceremony of washing with water, which, in itself, does no more than put away the filth of the flesh, but that baptism, of which the baptismal water formed the sign. Not the outward ordinance, but when a man, by the regeneration of the Spirit, was enabled to repent and profess faith, and purpose a new life, uprightly, and as in the presence of God. Let us beware that we rest not upon outward forms. Let us learn to look on the ordinances of God spiritually, and to inquire after the spiritual effect and working of them on our consciences. We would willingly have all religion reduced to outward things. But many who were baptized, and constantly attended the ordinances, have remained without Christ, died in their sins, and are now past recovery. Rest not then till thou art cleansed by the Spirit of Christ and the blood of Christ. His resurrection from the dead is that whereby we are assured of purifying and peace.
Study Bible
Suffering for Righteousness
13Who will harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “- Do not fear their intimidation; do not be shaken.” 15But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect,…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:25
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;

Isaiah 8:12
"You are not to say, 'It is a conspiracy!' In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.

Matthew 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

James 5:11
See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

1 Peter 2:19
For if anyone endures the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God, this is to be commended.

1 Peter 3:6
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him lord. You are her children if you do what is right and refuse to quiver in fear.

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

But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

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1 Peter 2:19,20 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure …

1 Peter 4:13-16 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

Jeremiah 15:15 O LORD, you know: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my …

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

Matthew 10:18-22,39 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, …

Matthew 16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose …

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, …

Mark 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose …

Mark 10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man …

Luke 6:22,23 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

and be.

Isaiah 8:12,13 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall …

Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should …

Jeremiah 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, said the LORD.

Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: fear them …

Matthew 10:28,31 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

Luke 12:4,5 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the …

John 14:1,27 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me…

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

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