1 Peter 4:12-16 NIV

Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering,1 as though something strange were happening to you.

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13 But rejoice2 that you participate in the sufferings of Christ,3 so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.4

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14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,5 you are blessed,6 for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

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15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.7

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