Suffering as a Christian

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at (A)the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice (B)insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad (C)when his glory is revealed. 14 (D)If you are insulted (E)for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory[a] and of God rests upon you. 15 But (F)let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or (G)as a meddler. 16 Yet (H)if anyone suffers as a (I)Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God (J)in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment (K)to begin at the household of God; and (L)if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who (M)do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

(N)“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[b]

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will (O)entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power
  2. 1 Peter 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear?

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--hardcover
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $31.99
Save: $18.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $19.99
Save: $20.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $26.99
Save: $13.00 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Romans, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Romans, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $3.49
Save: $2.50 (42%)
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--premium goatskin leather, brown
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--premium goatskin leather, brown
Retail: $259.99
Our Price: $129.99
Save: $130.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars