1 Peter 4:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

King James Bible
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

American Standard Version
wherein they think strange that ye run not with them into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of of :

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein they think it strange, that you run not with them into the same confusion of riotousness, speaking evil of you.

English Revised Version
wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Webster's Bible Translation
In which they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Weymouth New Testament
At this they are astonished--that you do not run into the same excess of profligacy as they do; and they speak abusively of you.

1 Peter 4:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Run not with them

"In a troop" (Bengel); like a band of revellers. See above. Compare Ovid's description of the Bacchic rites:

"Lo, Bacchus comes! and with the festive cries

Resound the fields; and mixed in headlong rout,

Men, matrons, maids, paupers, and nobles proud,

To the mysterious rites are borne along."

Metamorphoses, iii., 528-530.

Excess (ἀνάχυσιν)

Only here in New Testament. Lit., pouring forth. Rev. has flood in margin. The word is used in classical Greek of the tides which fill the hollows.

Riot (ἀσωτιάς)

From ἀ, not, and σώζω, to same. Lit., unsavingness, prodigality, wastefulness; and thence of squandering on one's own debased appetites, whence it takes the sense of dissoluteness profligacy. In Luke 15:13, the kindred adverb ἀσώτως, is used. The prodigal is described as scattering his substance, to which is added, living wastefully (ζῶν ἀσώτως). Compare Ephesians 5:18; Titus 1:6.

1 Peter 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

excess.

Matthew 23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter...

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again...

speaking. See on ch.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul...

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads; I am clean...

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

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