1 Peter 4:12
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New International Version
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.

English Standard Version
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Berean Study Bible
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Berean Literal Bible
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fire among you taking place for a trial to you, as if a strange thing were happening to you.

New American Standard Bible
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;

King James Bible
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, don't be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.

International Standard Version
Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

NET Bible
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beloved, do not be astonished at the temptations that will come upon you, as if something strange happened to you, for they are for your proving.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear friends, don't be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don't feel as though something strange is happening to you,

New American Standard 1977
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;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you,

King James 2000 Bible
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

American King James Version
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:

American Standard Version
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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you, as if some new thing happened to you;

Darby Bible Translation
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;

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:12-19 By patience and fortitude in suffering, by dependence on the promises of God, and keeping to the word the Holy Spirit hath revealed, the Holy Spirit is glorified; but by the contempt and reproaches cast upon believers, he is evil spoken of, and is blasphemed. One would think such cautions as these were needless to Christians. But their enemies falsely charged them with foul crimes. And even the best of men need to be warned against the worst of sins. There is no comfort in sufferings, when we bring them upon ourselves by our own sin and folly. A time of universal calamity was at hand, as foretold by our Saviour, Mt 24:9,10. And if such things befall in this life, how awful will the day of judgment be! It is true that the righteous are scarcely saved; even those who endeavour to walk uprightly in the ways of God. This does not mean that the purpose and performance of God are uncertain, but only the great difficulties and hard encounters in the way; that they go through so many temptations and tribulations, so many fightings without and fears within. Yet all outward difficulties would be as nothing, were it not for lusts and corruptions within. These are the worst clogs and troubles. And if the way of the righteous be so hard, then how hard shall be the end of the ungodly sinner, who walks in sin with delight, and thinks the righteous is a fool for all his pains! The only way to keep the soul well, is, to commit it to God by prayer, and patient perseverance in well-doing. He will overrule all to the final advantage of the believer.
Study Bible
Suffering as Christians
11If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 5:8
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer various trials,

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul.
Treasury of Scripture

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1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

Daniel 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to …

1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare …

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1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions …

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

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