New International Version
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For [it is] better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer [as] well-doers than [as] evildoers;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Eversley, 1867. Westminster, Sept. 27, 1872. 1 Peter iii. 8-12. "Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek …
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But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
1 Peter 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
1 Peter 2:15
For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
1 Peter 2:20
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
1 Peter 4:15
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
1 Peter 4:19
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
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