New Living Translation
So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.
King James Bible
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
Darby Bible Translation
If ye are reproached in the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
World English Bible
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
Young's Literal Translation
if ye be reproached in the name of Christ -- happy are ye, because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:14 If ye are reproached for Christ - Reproaches and cruel mockings were always one part of their sufferings. The Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you - The same Spirit which was upon Christ, Luke 4:18. He is here termed, the Spirit of glory, conquering all reproach and shame, and the Spirit of God, whose Son, Jesus Christ is. On their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified - That is, while they are blaspheming Christ, you glorify him in the midst of your sufferings, 1Peter 4:16.
LibraryA Nickname Accepted
'The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch' --ACTS xi. 26. Nations and parties, both political and religious, very often call themselves by one name, and are known to the outside world by another. These outside names are generally given in contempt; and yet they sometimes manage to hit the very centre of the characteristics of the people on whom they are bestowed, and so by degrees get to be adopted by them, and worn as an honour. So it has been with the name 'Christian.' It was given …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Of Avoiding of Curious Inquiry into the Life of Another
Some Other Writers of the New Testament
John Bunyan on the Terms of Communion and Fellowship of Christians at the Table of the Lord;
He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The LORD has spoken!
"God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.
What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.
They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.
The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus.
But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere."
2 Corinthians 4:10
Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
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