1 Peter 4:12-19 TNIV

Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you1 to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

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13 But rejoice2 inasmuch as 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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17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God's household;8 and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?9

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18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"a10

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    • a 4:18 - Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)
      19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will11 should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

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