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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
Sheila Lindsey's comment on 2015-08-16 10:24:45:
To over come evil with good.True love will always stand God is faithful.
Clarissa Edwards's comment on 2015-01-04 13:33:04:
I love it because I always get weary when trials come in my life and I try to micromanage God I have allowed fear to control long enough no more God is telling me trust me don 't look at the circumstances look to me
Arronda's comment on 2013-12-13 07:35:49:
I get it, now! Someone recently reminded me that God will keep on allowing me to go through the same (types of) tests until I get it.
I stand, in admitting that my focus had become distant from, truly, being on the Lord, as should be. (And I know that I am not the only one dealing with spiritual struggles). I had gotten or slipped away, into this logics-mode; trying to figure out the ignorance, non-sense, low-downness, and evil-heartedness--the demonic operations that I've seen in people...I'd gotten off track reasoning circumstances instead of following God's word: yielding/submitting to Him, committing in prayer (over myself; for them, and overall situations).
God has gotten my attention, I'm back! Seeing things God's way and not mine. THE MESSAGE: Fail not to remember what team we are on--we are 'Team Christ'. Fighting in the spiritual battle that is not ours, but the Lord's(1Sam.17:47b; 2Chron.20:15b). I was too busy minding God's business, instead of my own--of being faithful in His way; seeking His will concerning me and all things. And remaining faithful to God: focused on His word; endeavored/invested/studious in His word; seeking His will [daily], (v12) we will find it more accustomed than strange going through our tests and fiery trials, which are to try us, and (v13) we will be able to--conditioned to, and positioned to rejoice that we partake in the sufferings of Christ; for His glory! Amen. (Didn't intend to be so lengthy, but I couldn't help my-spiritual-self (lol) And, yes, I am a preacher, but, no, we are not perfect, either, and we go through ups & downs too, and Jesus comes to all of our rescues--whatever the source or means).
HisDaughterGloryToHimTheUltimateSinnerWitchPastLife's comment on 2013-10-18 05:18:15:
And I will praise you. What the powers and principalities, what they meant for evil. You meant for good. God's will prevailed and now I stand as a living example of your power as you have honored me. I was of the occult and satan wanted me so bad. They tried to kill me. Through many miracles and many tears you healed me and put an everlasting smile on my face and in my heart. Who is like you? Who could ever compare. God annoint the book you commision I begun writing today. For your love, for the book, and for your name and all-encompasing powers sake I am alive and well now to live your purpose. Love Forever-Your Daughter (You Know Me YHVH)! I love you hopelessly infinity x (multiplied) by infinty big in eternity with no restaints!!!
Tina's comment on 2012-09-06 18:06:25:
When nothing seems to go right. You try and try, then you try again, then it comes to you this must be a test of my character. How will I respond.
James's comment on 2012-03-14 06:44:55:
We must have scriptural boundaries on our thinking when we are tried and tested to utmost, think of it only for what it is and do not associate it with anything or anyone else. It is victory in being tried by God, for your faith and trial are no mismatch.
HENRYSEARCY's comment on 2012-02-01 10:27:42:
THE DEVIL WILL TRY YOU , GOD WILL TEST YOU.NO TEST NO TESTIMONY
Patricia's comment on 2011-04-06 12:49:24:
I don't understand this verse in the King James Bible only. What other verses could I look up to explan this verse.Thank you and God Bless.
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