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For it is better to suffer for doing good, if this should be God's will, than for doing evil.
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For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer than doing ill.
1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commend their souls in good deeds to the faithful Creator.
Matthew 26:39,42 And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt. . . .
Acts 21:14 And when we could not persuade him, we ceased, saying: The will of the Lord be done.
1 Peter 3:14 But if also you suffer any thing for justice' sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear: and be not troubled.
ContextSuffering for Righteousness
…16But with modesty and fear, having a good conscience: that whereas they speak evil of you, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer than doing ill. 18Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,…
But taking his leave and saying: I will return to you again, God willing, he departed from Ephesus.
1 Peter 1:6
Wherein you shalt greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations:
1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1 Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, committing sin and being buffeted for it, you endure? But if doing well you suffer patiently: this is thankworthy before God.
1 Peter 4:15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or a railer or coveter of other men's things.
1 Peter 4:19
Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commend their souls in good deeds to the faithful Creator.
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