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1 Peter 4:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but if [a man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but if [anyone suffers] as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yet if [any man suffereth] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but be glorifying God in this name.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But, if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed: but let him glorify God in that name.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God on this behalfe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But if he suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify Aloha in that very name.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But if he suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on account of this name.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yet 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1487
{1487} Prime
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
[any man suffer] as 5613
{5613} Prime
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
a Christian, 5546
{5546} Prime
From G5547; a Christian, that is, follower of Christ.
let him y153
[0153] Standard
From αἶσχος [[aischos]] (disfigurement, that is, disgrace); to feel shame (for oneself).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
be ashamed; 153
{0153} Prime
From αἶσχος [[aischos]] (disfigurement, that is, disgrace); to feel shame (for oneself).
<5744> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 48
but 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
let him glorify 1392
{1392} Prime
From G1391; to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application).
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
on 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
this 5129
{5129} Prime
Dative singular masculine or neuter of G3778; to (in, with or by) this (person or thing).
behalf. 3313
{3313} Prime
From an obsolete but more primary form of μείρομαι [[meiromai]] (to get as a section or allotment); a division or share (literally or figuratively, in a wide application).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Peter 4:16

_ _ a Christian — the name given in contempt first at Antioch. Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; the only three places where the term occurs. At first believers had no distinctive name, but were called among themselves “brethren,” Acts 6:3; “disciples,” Acts 6:1; “those of the way,” Acts 9:2; “saints,” Romans 1:7; by the Jews (who denied that Jesus was the Christ, and so would never originate the name Christian), in contempt, “Nazarenes.” At Antioch, where first idolatrous Gentiles (Cornelius, Acts 10:1, Acts 10:2, was not an idolater, but a proselyte) were converted, and wide missionary work began, they could be no longer looked on as a Jewish sect, and so the Gentiles designated them by the new name “Christians.” The rise of the new name marked a new epoch in the Church’s life, a new stage of its development, namely, its missions to the Gentiles. The idle and witty people of Antioch, we know from heathen writers, were famous for inventing nicknames. The date of this Epistle must have been when this had become the generally recognized designation among Gentiles (it is never applied by Christians to each other, as it was in after ages — an undesigned proof that the New Testament was composed when it professes), and when the name exposed one to reproach and suffering, though not seemingly as yet to systematic persecution.

_ _ let him not be ashamed — though the world is ashamed of shame. To suffer for one’s own faults is no honor (1 Peter 4:15; 1 Peter 2:20), — for Christ, is no shame (1 Peter 4:14; 1 Peter 3:13).

_ _ but let him glorify God — not merely glory in persecution; Peter might have said as the contrast, “but let him esteem it an honor to himself”; but the honor is to be given to God, who counts him worthy of such an honor, involving exemption from the coming judgments on the ungodly.

_ _ on this behalf — The oldest manuscripts and Vulgate read, “in this name,” that is, in respect of suffering for such a name.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Peter 4:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Peter 4:16

Let him glorify God — Who giveth him the honour so to suffer, and so great a reward for suffering.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
1 Peter 3:17-18 For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. ... For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
Ephesians 3:13-15 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. ... Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

let him not:

Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Hebrews 12:2-3 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ... For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.


Isaiah 24:15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, [even] the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Romans 5:2-5 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. ... And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; ... But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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