1 Peter 4:19
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.

New Living Translation
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

English Standard Version
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Berean Study Bible
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore also, those suffering according to the will of God, let them commit their souls to the faithful Creator in well-doing.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, let those who suffer according to God's will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good.

Contemporary English Version
If you suffer for obeying God, you must have complete faith in your faithful Creator and keep on doing right.

Good News Translation
So then, those who suffer because it is God's will for them, should by their good actions trust themselves completely to their Creator, who always keeps his promise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So those who suffer according to God's will should, while doing what is good, entrust themselves to a faithful Creator.

International Standard Version
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do what is good.

NET Bible
So then let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator as they do good.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to him by excellent works, as to a faithful Creator.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who suffer because that is God's will for them must entrust themselves to a faithful creator and continue to do what is good.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, let those that are afflicted according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls unto him as unto a faithful Creator, doing good.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore 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.

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

American Standard Version
Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God, commend their souls in good deeds to the 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.

English Revised Version
Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore also, let those who are suffering in accordance with the will of God entrust 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.
Study Bible
Suffering as Christians
18And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
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
who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.

Treasury of Scripture

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

let.

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 unto you: …

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

Acts 21:11-14
And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles…

commit.

Psalm 31:5
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Psalm 37:5
Commit thy way unto 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 thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

in.

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:

Esther 4:16
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Jeremiah 26:11-15
Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears…

a faithful.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

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

Isaiah 40:27,28
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? …







Lexicon
So then,
Ὥστε (Hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

suffer
πάσχοντες (paschontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3958: I am acted upon in a certain way, either good or bad; I experience ill treatment, suffer.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

will
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

should entrust
παρατιθέσθωσαν (paratithesthōsan)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3908: From para and tithemi; to place alongside, i.e. Present; by implication, to deposit.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

souls
ψυχὰς (psychas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

to [their] faithful
πιστῷ (pistō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

Creator
Κτίστῃ (Ktistē)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2939: (often of the founder of a city), creator, God. From ktizo; a founder, i.e. God.

and continue
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

to do good.
ἀγαθοποιΐᾳ (agathopoiia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 16: The doing of that which is good, well-doing. From agathopoios; well-doing, i.e. Virtue.
(19) Wherefore.--Because the beginning of the judgment--the judgment of the Christians--is so light in comparison with the fearful end when it lights on the disobedient and wicked.

Let them that suffer according to the will of God.--Our version omits an important little word: Let them that suffer also (or, Let even them that suffer) according to the will of God. The stress is on "suffer"--i.e., be put to death. And the clause, "according to the will of God," seems not intended to mean "in a godly and unblameable manner," as opposed to the "suffering as a murderer" (1Peter 4:15); rather, it brings out that such a death is no accident, no sudden calamity, but in strict accordance with God's prearranged design. (Comp. 1Peter 3:17 : "if the will of God will it.") Thus it harmonises with the following: "faithful Creator," "commit their souls."

Commit the keeping of their souls.--The beautiful verb rendered "commit the keeping of" is a technical term for depositing a deed, or sum of money, or other valuable, with any one in trust. In the literal sense it occurs in Luke 12:48; 2Timothy 1:12 : in a metaphorical sense, of doctrines committed in trust to the safe keeping of the Episcopate, in 1Timothy 1:18; 1Timothy 6:20; 2Timothy 1:14; 2Timothy 2:2 : of leaving persons whom you love in trust, in Acts 14:23; Acts 20:32. But the words which St. Peter probably has ringing in his ears when he thus writes are the words of our Lord on the cross (where the same verb is used): "Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit" (Luke 23:46). "Their souls" might, perhaps, with still more propriety, be here translated their lives. The connection will then be: "Consider the mildness of these trials compared with the terrors overhanging the sinful. Even if the worst should come to the worst, and you must die a martyr's death, it is but the execution of God's plan for you. View your life as a deposit: lay it confidently in His hands, to be returned to you again when the time comes: and you will find Him faithful to what a Creator ought to be."

A faithful Creator.--The word "faithful" is used in reference to the "deposit" placed in His hands; and the title "Creator" seems to be chosen here rather than "Father," or the like, because creation of the soul includes not only the giving of its existence but the shaping of its destiny. "The will of God," in accordance with which they "suffer," is part of the act of creation. The noble expression, however, contains the idea that the act of creation imposes duties and responsibilities upon the Creator. It is conceivable that some powerful being (not our God) might create, and be careless of the happiness or of the moral welfare or of the mutual relations of his creatures. Such a creator would be "unfaithful:" we should have a right to expect differently of him. But God is a "faithful Creator." "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him."

In well doing.--In the Greek these words come emphatically last. (Comp. 1Peter 3:17.)

Verse 19. - Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God; rather, let them also that suffer. St. Peter sums up his exhortation; he returns to the thought of 1 Peter 3:17, "It is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing." In the hour of suffering, as well as in times of prosperity, we are in the hands of a merciful and loving Father; we are to learn submission, not because the suffering is inevitable, but because it is according to his will, and his will is our sanctification and salvation. Commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as unto a faithful Creator; rather, as in the Revised Version, commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. The conjunction "as" must be omitted, not being found in any of the best manuscripts. The word rendered "Creator" (κτίστης) Occurs nowhere else in the Greek Testament. God is our Creator, the Father of spirits, He gave the spirit; to him it returneth. We must imitate our dying Lord, and, like him, commit our souls to the keeping of our heavenly Father as a deposit which may be left with perfect confidence in the hands of a faithful Creator (see 2 Timothy 1:12). There is an evident reference here to our Lord's words upon the cross (Luke 23:46; Psalm 31:5). St. Peter adds, "in well-doing." The Christian's faith must bring forth the fruits of holy living; even in the midst of suffering he must "be careful to maintain good works."



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.
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