New International Version
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that 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;
1 Peter 4:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yet if - as a Christian - If he be persecuted because he has embraced the Christian faith, let him not be ashamed, but let him rather glorify God on this very account. Christ suffered by the Jews because he was holy; Christians suffer because they resemble him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let him not.
'Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Old Man and the New.
The Gospel Message in Antioch
Facing Life's Record
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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