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1 Peter 3:17

Context
NET ©

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, 1  than for doing evil.

NIV ©

It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

NASB ©

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

NLT ©

Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

MSG ©

It's better to suffer for doing good, if that's what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad.

BBE ©

Because if it is God’s purpose for you to undergo pain, it is better to do so for well-doing than for evil-doing.

NRSV ©

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil.

NKJV ©

For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.


KJV
For
<1063>
[it is] better
<2909>_,
if
<1487>
the will
<2307>
of God
<2316>
be so
<2309> (5719)_,
that ye suffer
<3958> (5721)
for well doing
<15> (5723)_,
than
<2228>
for evil doing
<2554> (5723)_.
NASB ©
For it is better
<2909>
, if
<1487>
God
<2316>
should will
<2309>
it so, that you suffer
<3958>
for doing
<15>
what is right
<15>
rather
<2228>
than
<2228>
for doing
<2554>
what is wrong
<2554>
.
GREEK
kreitton
<2909>
A-NSN
gar
<1063>
CONJ
agayopoiountav
<15> (5723)
V-PAP-APM
ei
<1487>
COND
yeloi
<2309> (5722)
V-PAO-3S
to
<3588>
T-NSN
yelhma
<2307>
N-NSN
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
yeou
<2316>
N-GSM
pascein
<3958> (5721)
V-PAN
h
<2228>
PRT
kakopoiountav
<2554> (5723)
V-PAP-APM
NET © [draft] ITL
For
<1063>
it is better
<2909>
to suffer
<3958>
for doing good
<15>
, if
<1487>
God
<2316>
wills
<2309>

<2307>
it, than
<2228>
for doing evil
<2554>
.
NET ©

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, 1  than for doing evil.

NET © Notes

tn Grk “if the will of God should will it.” As in 3:14 the Greek construction here implies that suffering for doing good was not what God normally willed, even though it could happen, and in fact may have happened to some of the readers (cf. 4:4, 12-19).



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