1 Peter 4:12

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, thinke it not strange concerning the fiery triall, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, take not [as] strange the fire [of persecution] which has taken place amongst you for [your] trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you;
- Darby Bible

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:
- Webster's Bible

Dear friends, do not be surprised at finding that that scorching flame of persecution is raging among you to put you to the test--as though some surprising thing were accidentally happening to you.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, don't be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.
- World English Bible

Amen. Moost dere brytheren, nyle ye go in pilgrymage in feruour, that is maad to you to temptacioun, as if ony newe thing bifalle to you;
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, think it not strange at the fiery suffering among you that is coming to try you, as if a strange thing were happening to you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:12


4:12 Wonder not at the burning which is among you - This is the literal meaning of the expression. It seems to include both martyrdom itself, which so frequently was by fire, and all the other sufferings joined with, or previous to, it; which is permitted by the wisdom of God for your trial. Be not surprised at this.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:12


1Pe 4:12 The fiery trial. Persecution. As though some strange thing happened unto you. Christians, with the world against them, must expect to endure such things.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Garage door mike
    i wonder what place God hates most, the place where child sacrifice happens or down the street where people assemble in his name, sing songs to him and yet does nothing to help end the murder? Which place is harder for God to watch answer 1 peter 4 17
  • Renwick
    Verses 7-10 has to to basically with a few things:the end of life for a persons life and not for the world as yet because after 2000 years the world is still here.
  • Sheila Lindsey for verse 12
    To over come evil with good.True love will always stand God is faithful.
  • Brianna for verse 8
    At 1 John chapter 13:34,35 - Jesus said the identifying mark of true Christians was that they would have love amongst themselves. This love is not a love out of duty, but genuine love for your brothers and sisters as indicated by the word "fervent ". 1 Peter 4:7, Paul was instructing the congregations that " the end of all things " was close. He was highlighting the crucial need for love amongst the congregation, so that they could endure the persecution ahead. After all, the apostles were not going to always be there, acting as a restraint to the challenges facing the congregation.
  • Catherine for verse 1
    The same mind - The Lord Jesus had above all, an obedient spirit to his father,God... not my will but thine.This is the mind that overcomes Sin and all other enemies .
  • F. walling for verse 18
    Spreading the word of God seems so much easier when we realize God does the saving,we are just doing our job here on earth, spreading seed.

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