Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But if a person should have to suffer because he is a Christian, he should not be ashamed [of it], but instead, he should bring honor to God by [wearing] the name [of Christ].

New American Standard Bible

but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.

King James Version

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Holman Bible

But if anyone suffers as a “Christian,” he should not be ashamed but should glorify God in having that name.

International Standard Version

But if you suffer for being a Christian, do not feel ashamed, but glorify God with that name.

A Conservative Version

But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this regard.

American Standard Version

but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.

Amplified

but if anyone suffers [ill-treatment] as a Christian [because of his belief], he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God [because he is considered worthy to suffer] in this name.

Anderson New Testament

But if any one suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this account.

Bible in Basic English

But if he undergoes punishment as a Christian, that is no shame to him; let him give glory to God in this name.

Common New Testament

yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but whoever suffers as a christian, let him not be asham'd, but rather give thanks to God upon that account.

Darby Translation

but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

However, if any one suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him even glorify God on that account.

Godbey New Testament

but if as a Christian, be not ashamed, but glorify God in this name.

Goodspeed New Testament

but if a man suffers for being a Christian, he must not be ashamed of it, but must do honor to God through that name.

John Wesley New Testament

Yet if any suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Julia Smith Translation

And if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him praise God in this portion.

King James 2000

Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if [someone suffers] as a Christian, he must not be ashamed, but must glorify God with this name.

Modern King James verseion

But if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God because of this.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any man suffer as a Christian man, let him not be ashamed: but let him glorify God on his behalf.

Moffatt New Testament

but if a man suffers for being a Christian, he must not be ashamed, he must rather glorify God for that.

Montgomery New Testament

But if any man is suffering as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him ever glorify God in this Name.

NET Bible

But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear such a name.

New Heart English Bible

But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.

Noyes New Testament

but if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name.

Sawyer New Testament

but as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, let him glorify God on this account.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but be glorifying God in this name.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him give glory to God on this very account.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, if a man suffers as a Christian, do not let him be ashamed of it; let him bring honour to God even though he bears that name.

Webster

Yet if any man suffereth as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Weymouth New Testament

If, however, any one suffers because he is a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God for being permitted to bear that name.

Williams New Testament

but if anyone suffers for being a Christian, he must not be ashamed of it, but should keep on praising God for bearing this name.

World English Bible

But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.

Worrell New Testament

but, if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name.

Worsley New Testament

But if any suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God herein.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Yet
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

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

ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Χριστιανός 
Christianos 
Usage: 3

αἰσχύνομαι 
Aischuno 
be ashamed
Usage: 4

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

be ashamed
αἰσχύνομαι 
Aischuno 
be ashamed
Usage: 4

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

δοξάζω 
Doxazo 
Usage: 42

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

on
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 4:16

Images 1 Peter 4:16

Prayers for 1 Peter 4:16

Context Readings

Sharing The Sufferings Of Christ

15 [However], you should not have to suffer for murdering, stealing, doing evil or interfering in the affairs of others. 16 But if a person should have to suffer because he is a Christian, he should not be ashamed [of it], but instead, he should bring honor to God by [wearing] the name [of Christ]. 17 For the time has [now] come for the house of God [the church, See I Tim. 3:15] to begin receiving judgment [i.e., by undergoing persecution], and if it starts with us [Christians], what will be the [ultimate] end of people who do not obey the Gospel of God?


Cross References

Acts 5:41

When the apostles left the Council meeting, they were rejoicing over being considered worthy to suffer [such] shame for the name [of Jesus].

Acts 26:28

Agrippa said to Paul, "You expect to persuade me to be a Christian with such little effort [or, in such a short time]?"

Acts 11:26

and when he found him, he brought him [back] to Antioch. So, for an entire year Saul and Barnabas gathered the church together and taught many people. [It was] here in Antioch that the disciples were first [divinely] called Christians.

Acts 11:26

and when he found him, he brought him [back] to Antioch. So, for an entire year Saul and Barnabas gathered the church together and taught many people. [It was] here in Antioch that the disciples were first [divinely] called Christians.

Acts 11:26

and when he found him, he brought him [back] to Antioch. So, for an entire year Saul and Barnabas gathered the church together and taught many people. [It was] here in Antioch that the disciples were first [divinely] called Christians.

Acts 11:26

and when he found him, he brought him [back] to Antioch. So, for an entire year Saul and Barnabas gathered the church together and taught many people. [It was] here in Antioch that the disciples were first [divinely] called Christians.

Romans 5:2-5

Through Jesus we have also gained access by [our] faith to this unearned favor [of God]. We stand firm in it, and are glad that we have the hope of being honored by God.

Ephesians 3:13-15

So, I am asking you people not to become discouraged over my sufferings on your behalf, for they are for your benefit [eventually].

Philippians 1:20

It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not have to be ashamed about anything, but that I will have the courage, [both] now and always, [to so live] that Christ will be exalted [i.e., honored] in my body, whether I live or die.

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.

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].

Hebrews 12:2-3

We should fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and completer of the [or, "our"] faith. [Note: Jesus is here pictured as the one who completely fulfills the life of faith, or who provides us with the ability to live such a life]. [And] because He could look forward to joy, He endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right side of God's throne.

James 1:2-4

Consider it [an occasion for] much joy, my brothers, when you experience various trials,

1 Peter 3:17-18

For, if it is God's will that you should suffer, it is better [for you] that it be on account of doing right than doing wrong.

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those who [are allowed to] suffer in harmony with God's [permissive] will, should commit their souls to a trustworthy Creator, [who will take everything into account], while they go on [trying] to do what is right.

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