1 Peter 1:6

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherin ye greatly reioyce, though now for a season (if neede bee) yee are in heauinesse through manifolde temptations:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials,
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
- Basic English Bible

Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials,
- Darby Bible

In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season (if need be) ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
- Webster's Bible

Rejoice triumphantly in the prospect of this, even if now, for a short time, you are compelled to sorrow amid various trials.
- Weymouth Bible

Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,
- World English Bible

In which ye schulen make ioye, thouy it bihoueth now a litil to be sori in dyuerse temptaciouns;
- Wycliffe Bible

in which ye are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in manifold trials,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:6


1:6 Wherein - That is, in being so kept. Ye even now greatly rejoice, though now for a little while - Such is our whole life, compared to eternity. If need be - For it is not always needful. If God sees it to be the best means for your spiritual profit. Ye are in heaviness - Or sorrow; but not in darkness; for they still retained both faith, #1Pe 1:5|, hope, and love; yea, at this very time were rejoicing with joy unspeakable, #1Pe 1:8|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:6


1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice. In this glorious hope you rejoice. Though now for a season. This implies that a persecution was in progress, or threatened. Manifold temptations. Trials which put faith and patience to the test.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1:6

  • Deborah for verse 6
    I can greatly rejoice in the Lord when I am troubled about things in this life and am under a load of care concerning myself or others as my time in this world is temporary and I have an eternal home in Christ Jesus.

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