1 Peter 3:17

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

Read 1 Peter 3:17 Using Other Translations

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

What does 1 Peter 3:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God be so
For all things are ordered by the will of God, even all the sufferings and afflictions of the saints; and which is a reason why they ought to be patiently submitted to, and bore: and "better" it is, more honourable and profitable,

that ye suffer for well doing;
for believing in Christ, professing him and his Gospel, giving a free and open reason for so doing, and for exercising a good conscience, and living godly in Christ Jesus:

than for evil doing;
as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a busy body in other men's matters, ( 1 Peter 4:15 1 Peter 4:16 ) .

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