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

King James Bible
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye 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.

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

If the will of God be so (εἰ θέλοι τὸ θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ)

More literally, as Rev., preserving the play upon the word will, if the will of God should so will.

1 Peter 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

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if.

1 Peter 4:19 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.

Matthew 26:39,42 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me...

Acts 21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

suffer. See on ver.

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

Cross References
Acts 18:21
But on taking leave of them he said, "I will return to you if God wills," and he set sail from Ephesus.

1 Peter 1:6
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

1 Peter 2:15
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:20
For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

1 Peter 4:15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.

1 Peter 4:19
Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

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