1 Peter 4:15
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New International Version
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.

New Living Translation
If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people's affairs.

English Standard Version
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, none of you should suffer as a murderer or thief or wrongdoer, or even as a meddler.

Berean Literal Bible
For let not any of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a troublesome meddler,

New American Standard Bible
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;

King James Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler.

International Standard Version
Of course, none of you should suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker.

NET Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or thief or criminal or as a troublemaker.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Only let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you suffer, you shouldn't suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker.

New American Standard 1977
By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as desirous of the things of others.

King James 2000 Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

American King James Version
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

American Standard Version
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter of other men's things.

Darby Bible Translation
Let none of you suffer indeed as murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as overseer of other people's matters;

English Revised Version
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:

Webster's Bible Translation
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evil-doer, or as a busy-body in other men's matters.

Weymouth New Testament
But let not one of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evil-doer, or as a spy upon other people's business.

World English Bible
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or a meddler in other men's matters.

Young's Literal Translation
for let none of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evil-doer, or as an inspector into other men's matters;
Study Bible
Suffering as Christians
14If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15Indeed, none of you should suffer as a murderer or thief or wrongdoer, or even as a meddler. 16But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear this name.…
Word Study

For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

{let} not
mē (Adv)
Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

I am acted upon in a certain way, either good or bad; I experience ill treatment, suffer.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a murderer,
phoneus (N-NMS)
A murderer.

Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

A thief. From klepto; a stealer.

Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

an evildoer,
kakopoios (N-NMS)
Doing evil; subst: an evil-doer. From kakos and poieo; a bad-doer;, a criminal.

Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a troublesome meddler,
allotriepiskopos (N-NMS)
From allotrios and episkopos; overseeing others' affairs, i.e. A meddler.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:12-19 By patience and fortitude in suffering, by dependence on the promises of God, and keeping to the word the Holy Spirit hath revealed, the Holy Spirit is glorified; but by the contempt and reproaches cast upon believers, he is evil spoken of, and is blasphemed. One would think such cautions as these were needless to Christians. But their enemies falsely charged them with foul crimes. And even the best of men need to be warned against the worst of sins. There is no comfort in sufferings, when we bring them upon ourselves by our own sin and folly. A time of universal calamity was at hand, as foretold by our Saviour, Mt 24:9,10. And if such things befall in this life, how awful will the day of judgment be! It is true that the righteous are scarcely saved; even those who endeavour to walk uprightly in the ways of God. This does not mean that the purpose and performance of God are uncertain, but only the great difficulties and hard encounters in the way; that they go through so many temptations and tribulations, so many fightings without and fears within. Yet all outward difficulties would be as nothing, were it not for lusts and corruptions within. These are the worst clogs and troubles. And if the way of the righteous be so hard, then how hard shall be the end of the ungodly sinner, who walks in sin with delight, and thinks the righteous is a fool for all his pains! The only way to keep the soul well, is, to commit it to God by prayer, and patient perseverance in well-doing. He will overrule all to the final advantage of the believer.
Cross References
Exodus 22:2
"If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you.

2 Thessalonians 3:11
Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies.

1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.

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

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
Treasury of Scripture

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

suffer.

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

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the …

a busy-body. [Allotrioepiskopos,] an inspector of another; meddling with other people's concerns.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, …

1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; …

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