Parallel Verses

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.

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;

Amplified

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness [though it is not certain that you will], you are still blessed [happy, to be admired and favored by God]. Do not be afraid of their intimidating threats, nor be troubled or disturbed [by their opposition].

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:

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

Images 1 Peter 3:14

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:14

Context Readings

Suffer For Doing What Is Good

13 And who do you think would [try to] hurt you if you become enthusiastic for doing what is right? 14 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. 15 But instead, set aside a place in your hearts where Christ is [in full control as] Lord, and be prepared always to give a suitable reply to every person who asks you for a reason why you have an inner hope. But [be sure you do it] in a meek and respectful way, however.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:19-20

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

1 Peter 2:19-13

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

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.

Matthew 10:28

And do not be afraid of those who can kill your body but not your soul. Instead, fear Him [i.e., God] who is able to destroy both your soul and body in hell. [See note on 5:29].

Luke 6:22-23

You are blessed when men hate you and withdraw their fellowship from you and speak abusively about you and reject your name as evil, [all] for being loyal to the Son of man.

John 14:1

[Jesus continued], "Do not allow your hearts to be upset. You should believe in God, and believe in me also.

John 14:27

I leave you with peace; I give you my peace. I am not giving you peace like the world gives. Do not allow your hearts to be upset or afraid.

1 Peter 4:13-16

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

1 Peter 4:13-14

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

1 Peter 4:13

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

1 Peter 4:13

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

1 Peter 4:13

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

1 Peter 4:13

You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.

Matthew 10:18-22

Yes, you will [even] be brought in front of governors and kings for being loyal to me. [This will give you an opportunity] for witnessing to them [as well] as to the [unconverted] Gentiles.

Matthew 10:31

So, do not be afraid, for you are [much] more valuable than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:39

The person who finds [everything to satisfy him in] this life [here on earth] will lose [never ending life]. But the person who [is willing to] lose [the comforts and security of] this life [here on earth] for my sake [i.e., in loyal service to me] will find it [i.e., never ending life]. [See Mark 10:29-30]

Matthew 16:25

For whoever would [try to] save his life [i.e., by neglecting spiritual things] will lose it [i.e., miss out on the blessings of God]. But whoever [is willing to] lose his life [i.e., in commitment to God's service] for my sake will find it [i.e., obtain both temporal and spiritual blessings].

Matthew 19:29

And every person who has left his house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children or property, for my name's sake [i.e., to become a servant of the Lord], will receive [back] a hundred times as much [in this life] and will [also] inherit never ending life.

Mark 8:35

For whoever would [try to] save his life [i.e., by neglecting spiritual things] will lose it [i.e., miss out on the blessings of God]. But whoever [is willing] to lose his life [i.e., in commitment to God's service] for my sake and [the work of] the Gospel's sake, will save it [i.e., obtain both temporal and spiritual blessings].

Mark 10:29

Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, no one who has left his house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children or property for my sake and the Gospel's sake [i.e., to become a servant of the Lord],

Luke 12:4-5

And I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who can kill your body and after that can do nothing more.

Acts 9:16

I will show him how many things he will have to suffer for my name's sake."

Acts 18:9-10

Then the Lord spoke to Paul in a night vision [i.e., a divinely given dream]: "Do not be afraid, but speak up and do not hold [anything] back,

2 Corinthians 12:10

So, I am pleased to [endure] weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties, [all] for Christ's sake. For when I am weak [physically], then I am strong [spiritually].

Philippians 1:29

Because God has granted you [the privilege], on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.

James 1:12

The person who perseveres under trials is blessed, because when he has been approved by God, he will receive the crown of [never ending] life, which God has promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 3:6

Sarah obeyed her husband Abraham, even referring to him [in respectful terms such] as "sir." You [wives] are her [spiritual] descendants if you also do what is right and are not fearful [that things in life will turn out badly].

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