1 Peter 1:7

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the triall of your faith, being much more precious then of golde that perisheth, though it bee tryed with fire, might be found vnto praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Iesus Christ:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that the proof of your faith, {being} more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the proof of your faith, `being' more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that the true metal of your faith, being of much greater value than gold (which, though it comes to an end, is tested by fire), may come to light in praise and glory and honour, at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
- Basic English Bible

that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in [the] revelation of Jesus Christ:
- Darby Bible

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though tried with fire, might be found to praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
- Webster's Bible

The sorrow comes in order that the testing of your faith--being more precious than that of gold, which perishes and yet is proved by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the re-appearing of Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ--
- World English Bible

that the preuyng of youre feith be myche more preciouse than gold, that is preuyd bi fier; and be foundun in to heriyng, and glorie, and onour, in the reuelacioun of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

that the proof of your faith -- much more precious than of gold that is perishing, and through fire being approved -- may be found to praise, and honour, and glory, in the revelation of Jesus Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:7


1:7 That the trial of your faith - That is, your faith which is tried. Which is much more precious than gold - For gold, though it bear the fire, yet will perish with the world. May be found - Though it doth not yet appear. Unto praise - From God himself. And honour - From men and angels. And glory - Assigned by the great Judge.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:7


1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith. These persecutions try their faith as gold is tried by the fire, and the faith that stands the test, more precious than gold, will bear fruit to praise and honour and glory at the appearing. See 2Co 4:17.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Wayne
    R. Corruptible things are things like gold and silver and such as stated in verse 18.
  • Judith I
    Their are many paths to understanding the Journey of life as there are many verses in Scripture to the understanding of the word of God; however the first step does not begin in forsaking.Seek, knock, ask and the door shall be opened unto you; for those who seek God so shall they find him through Christ Our Lord and Savior the Good Shepherd.
  • BSP
    Verse 16 say we must be holy because God is holy. We need to imitate Him to the best of our ability.
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.
  • James Robertson
    I am doing a study group in the book of 1st peter
  • David
    The Lord's resurrection on the 3rd day is the key 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We are in Christ John 14:10-11 and verse 20. We have Eternal Life in Him. 1 John 1:2 For the life was manifested, ... shew unto you that eternal life

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