Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 one is regarded favorably (is approved, acceptable, and thankworthy) if, as in the sight of God, he endures the pain of unjust suffering.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this is due to grace, if a man for conscience toward God endures 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 You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust. 19 For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged. 20 What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.



Cross References

Romans 13:5

But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.

Job 21:27

"Look! I know your thoughts, your plans are going to harm me.

Psalm 35:19

Do not let my deceitful enemies gloat over me, nor let those who hate me without justification mock me with their eyes.

Psalm 38:19

But my enemies are alive and well; those who hate me for no reason are numerous.

Psalm 69:4

Those who hate me without cause are more than the hairs of my head. My persecutors are mighty, and they want to destroy me. Must I be forced to return what I did not steal?

Psalm 119:86

All of your commands are reliable. I am persecuted without cause help me!

Matthew 5:10-12

"How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

Luke 6:32

"If you love those who love you, what thanks do you deserve? Why, even sinners love those who love them.

John 15:21

They will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.

Acts 11:23

When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord,

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God's grace I am what I am, and his grace shown to me was not wasted. Instead, I worked harder than all the others not I, of course, but God's grace that was with me.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 8:1

We want you to know, brothers, about God's grace that was given to the churches of Macedonia.

2 Timothy 1:12

That is why I suffer as I do. However, I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I'm convinced that he is able to protect what he has entrusted to me until the day that he comes.

1 Peter 2:20

What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.

1 Peter 3:14-17

But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.

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