New Living Translation
Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.
King James Bible
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Darby Bible Translation
For what glory is it, if sinning and being buffeted ye shall bear it? but if, doing good and suffering, ye shall bear it, this is acceptable with God.
World English Bible
For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
Young's Literal Translation
for what renown is it, if sinning and being buffeted, ye do endure it? but if, doing good and suffering for it, ye do endure, this is gracious with God,
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If someone is eager to do good things for you, that's all right; but let them do it all the time, not just when I'm with you.
1 Peter 3:17
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!
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