Parallel Verses

Amplified

But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed (happy, to be envied). Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed [by their opposition].

New American Standard Bible

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

King James Version

But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Holman Bible

But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed,

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

But even if ye should suffer because of righteousness, ye are blessed. But do not fear their terror nor be shaken,

American Standard Version

But even if ye should suffer for righteousness'sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

But yet, if you even suffer for righteousness, happy are you. Yet fear not their terror, nor be troubled:

Bible in Basic English

But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;

Common New Testament

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled,

Daniel Mace New Testament

However, if you suffer in the cause of virtue, it is your happiness: and instead of being over-awed by their threats, and struck with concern,

Darby Translation

But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Nevertheless, although you even suffer for righteousness' sake, you are happy. Therefore, do not fear their fear, neither be troubled:

Godbey New Testament

But if indeed you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are happy. Fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

Goodspeed New Testament

Even if you should suffer for uprightness, you are blessed. But do not be afraid of them, nor be troubled,

John Wesley New Testament

But even if ye do suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye; and be not afraid of their terror, neither be ye troubled, But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But also if ye suffer anything for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye; therefore, be not afraid of their terror neither be troubled,

Julia Smith Translation

But if ye also suffer for justice, happy are ye: be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;

King James 2000

But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and, Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But even if you might suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed. And do not be afraid of their intimidation or be disturbed,

Modern King James verseion

But if you also suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not fear their fear, nor be troubled,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Notwithstanding, happy are ye if ye suffer for righteousness' sake. Yea, and fear not though they seem terrible unto you, neither be troubled:

Moffatt New Testament

Even supposing you have to suffer for the sake of what is right, still you are blessed. Have no fear of their threats, do not let that trouble you,

Montgomery New Testament

But even if you should suffer in behalf of righteousness, you are happy. Do not be afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.

NET Bible

But in fact, if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them or be shaken.

New Heart English Bible

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear, neither be troubled."

Noyes New Testament

But if ye even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye. And be not afraid at their terrors, nor alarmed;

Sawyer New Testament

But even if you suffer on account of righteousness, you are blessed. But fear not with their fear, neither be troubled;

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless, even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye ! Their fear, however, do not fear, neither be troubled;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if ye should even suffer for righteousness, blessed are ye: be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Even if you should suffer for righteousness, count yourselves blessed! 'Do not let men terrify you, or allow yourselves to be dismayed.'

Webster

But if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Weymouth New Testament

But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are to be envied. So do not be alarmed by their threats, nor troubled;

Williams New Testament

Instead, you are happy, even if you should suffer for doing right. Never be afraid of their threats, and never be disturbed,

World English Bible

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled."

Worrell New Testament

But, if ye should even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye. But fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

Worsley New Testament

But if ye should even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: and therefore be not afraid of their menaces, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:

Youngs Literal Translation

but if ye also should suffer because of righteousness, happy are ye! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

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

ye suffer
πάσχω πάθω πένθω 
Pascho 
Usage: 32

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

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

are ye and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

be
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

of their

Usage: 0

φόβος 
Phobos 
Usage: 46

μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

References

Context Readings

Suffer For Doing What Is Good

13 Now who is there to hurt you if you are zealous followers of that which is good? 14 But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed (happy, to be envied). Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed [by their opposition]. 15 But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:19-20

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

Isaiah 8:12-13

Do not call conspiracy [or hard, or holy] all that this people will call conspiracy [or hard, or holy]; neither be in fear of what they fear, nor [make others afraid and] in dread.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 10:28

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).

Luke 6:22-23

Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude and excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile and denounce you and defame and cast out and spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man.

John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

1 Peter 4:13-16

But insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly].

Isaiah 41:10-14

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,

Jeremiah 1:8

Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 15:15

[Jeremiah said] O Lord, You know and understand; [earnestly] remember me and visit me and avenge me on my persecutors. Take me not away [from joy or from life itself] in Your long-suffering [to my enemies]; know that for Your sake I suffer and bear reproach.

Ezekiel 3:9

Like an adamant harder than flint or a diamond point have I made your forehead; fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 10:18-22

And you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a witness to bear testimony before them and to the Gentiles (the nations).

Matthew 10:31

Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:39

Whoever finds his [ lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].

Matthew 16:25

For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].

Matthew 19:29

And anyone and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for My name's sake will receive many [even a hundred] times more and will inherit eternal life.

Mark 8:35

For whoever wants to save his [ higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God].

Mark 10:29

Jesus said, Truly I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for My sake and for the Gospel's

Luke 12:4-5

I tell you, My friends, do not dread and be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more that they can do.

Acts 9:16

For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake.

Acts 18:9-10

And one night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, Have no fear, but speak and do not keep silent;

2 Corinthians 12:10

So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [ in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

Philippians 1:29

For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ's sake not only to believe in (adhere to, rely on, and trust in) Him, but also to suffer in His behalf.

James 1:12

Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor's] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 3:6

It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].

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