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

  • Verse 8
    We see how we are encouraged to have love for our brothers. This will helps us to endure their imperfections. Since we are governed by love, we should not be eager to bring attention to the imperfections and shortcomings of our Christian brothers.
  • FrancIs
    This chapter teaches us that whatever happens to a person does not justfy his relationship with God
  • Darlene Hawkins
    If gives us something to think about for sure.
  • Wayne
    Garage door Mike, I don't understand your reasoning according to that scripture. Please explain. Thanx
  • 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
  • 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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