New Living Translation
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!
King James Bible
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer as well-doers than as evildoers;
World English Bible
For it is better, if it is God's will, that you suffer for doing well than for doing evil.
Young's Literal Translation
for it is better doing good, if the will of God will it, to suffer, than doing evil;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:17 It is infinitely better, if it be the will of God, ye should suffer. His permissive will appears from his providence.
LibraryThe Faith of Abraham.
"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out unto a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God. By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed when she was past age, since she …
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Consecration: what is It?
As he left, however, he said, "I will come back later, God willing." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
1 Peter 1:6
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
1 Peter 2:15
It is God's will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.
1 Peter 2:20
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.
1 Peter 4:15
If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people's affairs.
1 Peter 4:19
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.
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