New Living Translation
And also, "If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?"
King James Bible
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Darby Bible Translation
And if the righteous is difficultly saved, where shall the impious and the sinner appear?
World English Bible
"If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and the sinner?"
Young's Literal Translation
And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, the ungodly and sinner -- where shall he appear?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:18 If the righteous scarcely be saved - Escape with the utmost difficulty. Where shall the ungodly - The man who knows not God. And the open sinner appear - In that day of vengeance. The salvation here primarily spoken of is of a temporal nature. But we may apply the words to eternal things, and then they are still more awful. Prov 11:31.
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;
If the righteous are rewarded here on earth, what will happen to wicked sinners?
For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
1 Timothy 1:9
For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.
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