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

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19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.(A)

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20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.(A)

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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.

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16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.(A)

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