New Living Translation
But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!
King James Bible
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Darby Bible Translation
but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.
World English Bible
But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.
Young's Literal Translation
and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:16 Let him glorify God - Who giveth him the honour so to suffer, and so great a reward for suffering.
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;
The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus.
When he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. Both of them stayed there with the church for a full year, teaching large crowds of people. (It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.)
But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere."
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.
Aren't they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
1 Peter 2:12
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
1 Peter 4:11
Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
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