1 Peter 4:16-19

16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]
19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Acts 5:41
  • 2. Jeremiah 25:29; Ezekiel 9:6; Amos 3:2; 1 Timothy 3:15
  • 3. 2 Thessalonians 1:8
  • 4. Proverbs 11:31; Luke 23:31
  • 5. 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 3:17

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)
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