Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For those of you who put up with such suffering unjustly, because of your close relationship to God, are to be commended.

New American Standard Bible

For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

King James Version

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Holman Bible

For it brings favor if, mindful of God’s will, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.

International Standard Version

For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.

A Conservative Version

For this is graciousness, if, because of consciousness of God, any man endures sorrows, suffering wrongfully.

American Standard Version

For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.

Amplified

For this finds favor, if a person endures the sorrow of suffering unjustly because of an awareness of [the will of] God.

Anderson New Testament

For this is praiseworthy, if any one, on account of conscience to ward God, endure sorrows, suffering unjustly.

Bible in Basic English

For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.

Common New Testament

For a man is approved if, mindful of God, he bears up under pain while suffering unjustly.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but even to the morose. for it is a recommendation to the divine favour, to suffer unjust persecution

Darby Translation

For this is acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering unjustly.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For this is acceptable, if any one, from conscience of God, sustain sorrows, suffering unjustly.

Godbey New Testament

For this is grace, if, through the conscience of God, one bears sorrows and suffering unjustly.

Goodspeed New Testament

For God approves a man if from a sense of duty he endures suffering unjustly inflicted??20 for what credit is there in your enduring being beaten for doing wrong? But if you endure suffering for doing what is right, you have God's approval.

John Wesley New Testament

For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Julia Smith Translation

For this is grace, if any by consciousness of God bear grief, suffering unjustly.

King James 2000

For this is commendable, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For this [finds] favor, if because of consciousness of God someone endures sorrows [while] suffering unjustly.

Modern King James verseion

For this is a grace, if for conscience toward God anyone endures grief, suffering wrongfully.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For it is thankworthy if a man, for conscience toward God, endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Montgomery New Testament

For it is an acceptable thing to God, if from a sense of duty to him, a man endures a wrong, even suffering unjustly.

NET Bible

For this finds God's favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly.

New Heart English Bible

For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.

Noyes New Testament

For this is acceptable, if any one on account of a sense of duty to God endureth hardships, suffering wrongfully.

Sawyer New Testament

For this deserves thanks, if on account of a knowledge of God one endures pain, suffering unjustly.

The Emphasized Bible

For, this, is thankworthy, - If, for the sake of conscience towards God, one beareth griefs, suffering wrongfully, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this is gracious conduct, if for conscience towards God, any man undergo sorrows, suffering wrongfully.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For this wins God's approval when, because conscious of God's presence, a man who is suffering unjustly bears his troubles patiently.

Webster

For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience towards God endureth grief, suffering wrongfully.

Weymouth New Testament

For it is an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly.

Williams New Testament

For it is pleasing in the sight of God for one to bear his sorrows though suffering innocently.

World English Bible

For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.

Worrell New Testament

For this is acceptable, if, for conscience toward God, one endures griefs, suffering wrongfully.

Worsley New Testament

for this is an evidence of grace, if any one for conscience towards God endure griefs, suffering unjustly.

Youngs Literal Translation

for this is gracious, if because of conscience toward God any one doth endure sorrows, suffering unrighteously;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

συνείδησις 
suneidesis 
Usage: 32

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ὑποφέρω 
Hupophero 
Usage: 3

λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

πάσχω πάθω πένθω 
Pascho 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

Submission Of Slaves To Masters

18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters and show them respect, not just the ones who are good [to you] and treat you well, but also to those who are harsh toward you. 19 For those of you who put up with such suffering unjustly, because of your close relationship to God, are to be commended. 20 But it is no credit to you if you put up with a beating you deserve. But if you patiently tolerate suffering for doing good, this is pleasing to God.



Cross References

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit [to the authorities], not only because of [the threat of] punishment, but also for the sake of [your] conscience.

Matthew 5:10-12

"Those persons who have suffered for trying to do what is right will be blessed because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Luke 6:32

And if you love [only] those who love you, what thanks do you deserve for doing that? For even worldly people love those who love them.

John 15:21

But they [i.e., the world] will do all these things to you for my name's sake [i.e., because you are my disciples], for they do not know Him [i.e., God], who sent me.

Acts 11:23

When he got there and saw how God was favoring the people [with salvation] he was very happy and [stayed on and] encouraged everyone to remain close to the Lord with a heartfelt purpose.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But I am whatever I am because of God's unearned favor, and the favor He showed me was not for nothing [i.e., Paul made the most of his conversion by being extra diligent in his service to God]. But I worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I, but God's favor on me [that accomplished it].

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast of: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, in holiness and godly sincerity, not with human wisdom, but with the favor of God.

2 Corinthians 8:1

Now, brothers, we want you to know about the favor God has given to the churches in Macedonia.

2 Timothy 1:12

For I am suffering these things [See verse 8] for this reason [i.e., because of being a Gospel preacher]. Yet I am not ashamed because I know whom I have believed in [i.e., Jesus], and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him [i.e., Paul's spiritual well-being] until that day [i.e., the day of judgment].

1 Peter 2:20

But it is no credit to you if you put up with a beating you deserve. But if you patiently tolerate suffering for doing good, this is pleasing to God.

1 Peter 3:14-17

But even if you have to suffer for doing what was right, you still have [God's] blessing. So, do not be afraid of the threats [of your persecutors], and do not let it worry you.

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