1 Peter 1:6
New International Version
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

New Living Translation
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.

English Standard Version
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

Berean Study Bible
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in various trials,

Berean Literal Bible
in which you greatly rejoice, at present for a little while if it is being necessary, having been put to grief by various trials,

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials

Contemporary English Version
On that day you will be glad, even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while.

Good News Translation
Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials

International Standard Version
You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while,

NET Bible
This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.

New Heart English Bible
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been been grieved by various trials,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In which life you shall rejoice for eternity, although at this time you are a bit weary with various temptations which suddenly come upon you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are extremely happy about these things, even though you have to suffer different kinds of trouble for a little while now.

New American Standard 1977
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,

King James 2000 Bible
In which you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold trials:

American King James Version
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations:

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

English Revised Version
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold temptations,

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
in which ye are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in manifold trials,
Study Bible
A Living Hope
5who through faith are protected by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in various trials, 7so that the authenticity of your faith—more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in the hope of the glory of God.

Hebrews 12:11
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields a peaceful harvest of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds,

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.

Treasury of Scripture

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

ye greatly.

1 Peter 1:8
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Samuel 2:1
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

for.

1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

if.

1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Lamentations 3:32,33
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies…

ye are.

Job 9:27,28
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself: …

Psalm 69:20
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Psalm 119:28
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

manifold.

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.







Lexicon
In
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

this
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you greatly rejoice,
ἀγαλλιᾶσθε (agalliasthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 21: To exult, be full of joy. From agan and hallomai; properly, to jump for joy, i.e. Exult.

though
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

now
ἄρτι (arti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 737: Now, just now, at this moment. Adverb from a derivative of airo through the idea of suspension; just now.

for a little while
ὀλίγον (oligon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3641: Puny; especially neuter somewhat.

you may
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

have had
δέον (deon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

to suffer grief
λυπηθέντες (lypēthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3076: To pain, grieve, vex. From lupe; to distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

various
ποικίλοις (poikilois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4164: Various, of different colors, diverse, various. Of uncertain derivation; motley, i.e. Various in character.

trials,
πειρασμοῖς (peirasmois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3986: From peirazo; a putting to proof (of good), experience (of evil), solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication, adversity.
(6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice.--"His scope," says Leighton, "is to stir up and strengthen spiritual joy in his afflicted brethren; and therefore having set the matter of it before them in the preceding verses, he now applies it, and expressly opposes it to their distresses." There is a little doubt as to the antecedent of the word "wherein." At first sight it would seem to be "in the last time," and the thought would then be that this "last time," with all its predicted afflictions, was already begun, and that the Pontine Hebrews were fulfilling the injunction of our Lord in Luke 21:28, and "rejoicing" (the word is one of enthusiastic and demonstrative joy) in the near approach of their redemption. This makes good sense, but it is better to see the antecedent in "the whole complex sense of the preceding verses, concerning the hope of glory. In this thing ye rejoice, that ye are begotten again; that there is such an inheritance, and that you are made heirs of it; that it is kept for you, and you for it; that nothing can come betwixt you and it, and disappoint you of possessing and enjoying it, though there be many deserts and mountains and seas in the way, yet you are ascertained that you shall come safe thither." (Leighton.)

Though now for a season.--Literally, after having been grieved in the present (if it must be so) for a little while in the midst of manifold temptations. The Apostle takes his stand at the moment of the revelation and looks back upon the fast-passing present and its griefs. What the temptations were we cannot tell; but the word "manifold" shows that it was not only one type of temptation under which all lay alike. The chief was probably the unkind attitude of Gentile neighbours (1Peter 2:12; 1Peter 2:15; 1Peter 3:14-17; 1Peter 4:4; 1Peter 4:12-19), which was the most searching "test of faith." Identical words (in the Greek) occur in James 1:2-3, so as almost to suggest a common origin--possibly to be found in Romans 5:3.

If need be.--Or, if it must be so. To encourage them to bear up St. Peter throws in this phrase, so as not to take it for granted that they will have to suffer; he hopes it may not be so. (Comp. 1Peter 3:17.)

Verse 6. - Wherein ye greatly rejoice. Is the word "wherein" (ἐν ῷ) to be referred to the whole sentence, and to be understood of the Christian's present privileges and hopes? or is it to be taken in a temporal sense with the words immediately preceding it, "in the last time"? Authorities are divided. Of those who take the latter view some regard "the last time" - as the object of the Christian's joyful hope - he rejoices now in the hope of the glory of God; others give the verb a quasi-future sense - " wherein ye will greatly rejoice." But the former connection seems more natural; the Christian rejoices in his present and future blessings - in the new birth, in the hope of the heavenly inheritance, in the assured protection of God. The verb (ἀγαλλιᾶσθε) is a strong expression; it means "to exult, to leap for joy." St. Peter may have had in his thoughts the well-remembered sermon on the mount, where the same word occurs (Matthew 5:12), and, as here, in connection with sorrows and persecutions. It is used of our Lord himself in Luke 10:21, of the Philippian gaoler's joy in his newborn faith (Acts 16:34), as well as of the joy of the blessed in heaven (Revelation 19:7). There is, therefore, nothing unsuitable in taking the verb in its proper present signification; the Christian's experience is often, like St. Paul's, "sorrowful, yet always rejoicing." Some commentators, following St. Augustine, regard the verb as imperative. Though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. The word rendered "for a season" (ὀλίγον, a little) may mean that the present suffering is but little compared with the future glory; it may cover both meanings (comp. 2 Corinthians 4:17, "Our light affliction, which is but for a moment"). St. Peter, like St. Paul, enforces the lesson that that light affliction, which seems sometimes so heavy, is sent in love and wisdom; the words, "if need be," imply his belief that these trials were necessary for his readers' salvation - they would work for them "a tar more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." The words, "ye are in heaviness," represent the aorist participle λυπηθέντες, having been put to grief; it refers to definite afflictions, known to St. Peter, which had been suffered by those to whom he is writing. The words, "manifold temptations," remind us of James 1:2. 1:1-9 This epistle is addressed to believers in general, who are strangers in every city or country where they live, and are scattered through the nations. These are to ascribe their salvation to the electing love of the Father, the redemption of the Son, and the sanctification of the Holy Ghost; and so to give glory to one God in three Persons, into whose name they had been baptized. Hope, in the world's phrase, refers only to an uncertain good, for all worldly hopes are tottering, built upon sand, and the worldling's hopes of heaven are blind and groundless conjectures. But the hope of the sons of the living God is a living hope; not only as to its object, but as to its effect also. It enlivens and comforts in all distresses, enables to meet and get over all difficulties. Mercy is the spring of all this; yea, great mercy and manifold mercy. And this well-grounded hope of salvation, is an active and living principle of obedience in the soul of the believer. The matter of a Christian's joy, is the remembrance of the happiness laid up for him. It is incorruptible, it cannot come to nothing, it is an estate that cannot be spent. Also undefiled; this signifies its purity and perfection. And it fadeth not; is not sometimes more or less pleasant, but ever the same, still like itself. All possessions here are stained with defects and failings; still something is wanting: fair houses have sad cares flying about the gilded and ceiled roofs; soft beds and full tables, are often with sick bodies and uneasy stomachs. All possessions are stained with sin, either in getting or in using them. How ready we are to turn the things we possess into occasions and instruments of sin, and to think there is no liberty or delight in their use, without abusing them! Worldly possessions are uncertain and soon pass away, like the flowers and plants of the field. That must be of the greatest worth, which is laid up in the highest and best place, in heaven. Happy are those whose hearts the Holy Spirit sets on this inheritance. God not only gives his people grace, but preserves them unto glory. Every believer has always something wherein he may greatly rejoice; it should show itself in the countenance and conduct. The Lord does not willingly afflict, yet his wise love often appoints sharp trials, to show his people their hearts, and to do them good at the latter end. Gold does not increase by trial in the fire, it becomes less; but faith is made firm, and multiplied, by troubles and afflictions. Gold must perish at last, and can only purchase perishing things, while the trial of faith will be found to praise, and honour, and glory. Let this reconcile us to present afflictions. Seek then to believe Christ's excellence in himself, and his love to us; this will kindle such a fire in the heart as will make it rise up in a sacrifice of love to him. And the glory of God and our own happiness are so united, that if we sincerely seek the one now, we shall attain the other when the soul shall no more be subject to evil. The certainty of this hope is as if believers had already received it.
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