1 Peter 3:17
Good News Translation
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if this should be God's will, than for doing evil.

Contemporary English Version
You are better off to obey God and suffer for doing right than to suffer for doing wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer than doing ill.

New American Bible
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer than doing ill.

if.

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.

suffer.

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.

Context
Suffering 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,…
Cross References
Acts 18:21
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.

Additional Translations
For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if the will of God wills it, than doing evil,

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

For [it is] better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer [as] well-doers than [as] evildoers;

For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

For it is better, if the will of God is so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing.

For it is better that you should suffer for doing right, if such be God's will, than for doing evil;

For it is better, if it is God's will, that you suffer for doing well than for doing evil.

for it is better doing good, if the will of God will it, to suffer, than doing evil;
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