1 Peter 4:12

“Beloued, thinke it not strange concerning the fiery triall, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened vnto you.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Teri
    since Jesus suffered for our sins, we should try no tot sin either, but live our best for God. sometimes we have to disappoint others when we can't do the things they want us to...but we must instead follow Jesus and try to do His will.
  • Sunrise
    To die mean to sieze from all pleasurable desire, and to suffer mean to endure excruciating pain even when u go through such not because it is by evil u do but for sake of one u love with all your heart and ready to lay all for such a one as christ did for us.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Peter: intimate acquaintance: with Jesus: indicated in his Epistles: deeply affected: message of the Master: speaks of Christ and His sufferings: no question concerning Peter’s Authorship: Epistles: Imminence: return of Christ:Christians are to be sober: and watch with Prayer: Above all, fervent Love: express to others: Christ Suffered: Christians will also:
    Glory be Revealed: Exceeding Joy:Amen
  • Pickqueena burrell
    it teaches of what Christ had to go through .. he had to suffer it also teaches us to have charity which is love and we should treat one another with hospitality an that we also have to endure hardship and having things say about us but we should rejoice once it is deemed falsely cause Christ himself was accused but he had to fulfil purpose so take courage.
  • BSP
    Verse 1~Jesus not only died for us but he was willing to suffer in the flesh. As fleshly humans we must examine whether we are willing to imitate Christ and suffer if needed to honor Jehovah God and support his sovereignty.
  • Armando seng
    verse 17 judgment already started in the house of God, (bonafide Churhes) the upcoming judgment day is for the ungodly.ref 2Peter3:7 please advise.

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