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

  • Cindy ruiz
    Keep the whole armor of God on this is the last hour .always lifting each other up supplication prayer fasting. Always in our Lord Jesus Christ time is at hand amen
  • Edu Bassey
    That Christians are bound to face challenges as long as they are on earth and there is a great reward to those who are steadfast.Also,we should utilized our talent to the glory of Go.The faithful should be careful less they fall
  • Darlene Hawkins
    If gives us something to think about for sure.
  • That man can not expect to live a easy life of sin and then enter eternal life with God in heaven, when the righteous must suffer though life to serve the Lord to make it into heaven.
  • Motdaugrnds
    I 'm unclear. I do know it is best to take care of self so as not to be a burden on others yet is this taking care of self sinful because it has to do with actual survival in this world? Can one walk in harmony with God 's will while being as self-sufficient on a farm as possible? Seems I daily walk by faith as I struggle just to survive, i.e. to physically do what needs to be done on the farm just to put bread on the table and keep the bills paid. Herein is where I need spiritual "meat " to guide my existence. I 'm past the time for "milk "!
  • Clarissa edwards for verse 12
    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

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