1 Peter 4:19
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New International Version
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

King James Bible
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore also let them who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing to a faithful Creator.

World English Bible
Therefore let them also who suffer according to the will of God in doing good entrust their souls to him, as to a faithful Creator.

Young's Literal Translation
so that also those suffering according to the will of god, as to a stedfast Creator, let them commit their own souls in good doing.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Suffer according to the will of God - A man suffers according to the will of God who suffers for righteousness' sake; and who, being reviled, reviles not again.

Commit the keeping of their souls - Place their lives confidently in his hand, who, being their Creator, will also be their preserver, and keep that safely which is committed to his trust. God is here represented as faithful, because he will always fulfill his promises, and withhold no good thing from them that walk uprightly.

But they had no reason to hope that he would care for their lives and souls unless they continued in well-doing. He who is employed in God's work will have God's protection. The path of duty ever was, and ever will be, the only way of safety.

1. The apostle recommends fervent charity - unfeigned love both to God and man. It is well said of this grace that it is a universal virtue which ought to precede, accompany, and follow, all others. A charity which has God for its principle, and Jesus Christ for its pattern, never faileth. If our charity be extensive enough to cover all the defects of our neighbor in bearing with them; that of God is sufficient to cover all the sins of a sincere penitent by blotting them out. If we ought to be charitable to all, it is after the example of our heavenly Father, who is loving to every man, and hateth nothing that he has made.

2 The difficulty of escaping the corruption that is in the world is great; and, consequently, the danger of losing our souls. In this great work, watchfulness, prayer; faith, and obedience, are indispensably necessary. He who does not walk with God here cannot see nor enjoy him hereafter.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Peter 4:12-16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you...

1 Peter 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

Acts 21:11-14 And when he was come to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus said the Holy Ghost...

commit.

Psalm 31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus...

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...

in.

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast you for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day...

Jeremiah 26:11-15 Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die...

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer you in this matter...

Daniel 6:10,11,22 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

a faithful.

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God...

Isaiah 40:27,28 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God...

Isaiah 43:7,21 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yes, I have made him...

Isaiah 51:12,13 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...

Isaiah 54:16,17 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work...

Colossians 1:16-20 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones...

Hebrews 1:2,3 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds...

Revelation 4:10,11 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that lives for ever and ever...

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

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Christian Asceticism
'Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Old Man and the New.
"That we being dead unto sin should live unto righteousness."--1 Peter iv. 24. The Psalmist sings: "They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God." (Psalm lxxxiv. 7) We must maintain this glorious testimony, altho our own experience often seems to contradict it. Not experience, but the Scripture, teaches us divine truth; nor is it as tho the procedure of the divine operation in our own heart could differ from the testimony of the Sacred Scripture, but that our
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Gospel Message in Antioch
After the disciples had been driven from Jerusalem by persecution, the gospel message spread rapidly through the regions lying beyond the limits of Palestine; and many small companies of believers were formed in important centers. Some of the disciples "traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word." Their labors were usually confined to the Hebrew and Greek Jews, large colonies of whom were at this time to be found in nearly all the cities of the world. Among the places
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Facing Life's Record
"I beheld," says the prophet Daniel, "till thrones were placed, and One that was Ancient of Days did sit: His raiment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." Daniel 7:9, 10, R.V. Thus was presented to the prophet's vision
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

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

1 Peter 3:20
to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

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