1 Peter 3:17
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Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

New American Standard Bible
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

King James Bible
For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

New Living Translation
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

English Standard Version
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

New American Standard Bible
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

King James Bible
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

International Standard Version
After all, if it is the will of God, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.

NET Bible
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is an advantage to you that when you are doing good works, you suffer evil, if it is thus the will of God, but not while you are doing evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, if it is God's will, it's better to suffer for doing good than for doing wrong.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

American King James Version
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

American Standard Version
For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer, than doing ill.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer as well-doers than as evildoers;

English Revised Version
For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is better, if the will of God is so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is better that you should suffer for doing right, if such be God's will, than for doing evil;

World English Bible
For it is better, if it is God's will, that you suffer for doing well than for doing evil.

Young's Literal Translation
for it is better doing good, if the will of God will it, to suffer, than doing evil;
Cross References
Acts 18:21
But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

1 Peter 1:6
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

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

1 Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

1 Peter 4:15
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.

1 Peter 4:19
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.

1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

1 Peter 3:16
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

1 Peter 3:14
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
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