1 Peter 4:12-19 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker; 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 yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?" 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.