1 Peter 4:12
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;

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

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.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, don't be surprised or shocked that you are going through testing that is like walking through fire.

Good News Translation
My dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful test you are suffering, as though something unusual were happening to 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.

New Heart English Bible
Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened 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,
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 provides, 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 the oppression of the poor and the denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be astonished at the matter; for one official is watched by a superior, and higher still are over them.

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

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

think.

1 Peter 4:4
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

the fiery.

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:

Daniel 11:35
And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

1 Corinthians 3:13
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

as.

1 Peter 5:9
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: …







Lexicon
Beloved,
Ἀγαπητοί (Agapētoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be surprised at
ξενίζεσθε (xenizesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3579: (a) I entertain a stranger, (b) I startle, bewilder. From xenos; to be a host; by implication, be strange.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fiery
πυρώσει (pyrōsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4451: A burning, trial, fiery test. From puroo; ignition, i.e., smelting.

trial
πειρασμὸν (peirasmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3986: From peirazo; a putting to proof (of good), experience (of evil), solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication, adversity.

that has come
γινομένῃ (ginomenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

upon
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.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

as though
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

something strange
ξένου (xenou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3581: Apparently a primary word; foreign; by implication, a guest or entertainer.

were happening
συμβαίνοντος (symbainontos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4819: To happen, occur, meet. From sun and the base of basis; to walk together, i.e. Concur.

to you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(12-19) EXHORTATION TO COURAGE AND STEADFASTNESS IN PERSECUTION.--All ought to be prepared for persecution. It is a blessed and glorious thing to have to bear it. A criminal's death and a Christian martyrdom are the exact opposites of each other. Vengeance is speedily coming.

(12) Beloved.--See Note on 1Peter 2:11.

Think it not strange.--The same word as in 1Peter 4:4. It means, literally, to feel like people in a strange country, lost and bewildered. It is. further explained by the clause "as though some strange thing were (by bad luck) happening unto you." These Hebrew Christians felt at first it was not what was to be expected, that those who attached themselves to the Messiah should have a life of sorrow and persecution in the world.

The fiery trial which is to try you.--This rendering is not only slovenly, but conveys a false impression, for the fiery trial was not future, but actually present. Literally it runs, Be not bewildered at the conflagration among you taking place for a trial to you. Already, then, the Asiatic Christians are enduring a fierce persecution. The word which describes it is only found besides in Revelation 18:9; Revelation 18:18, "burning." (Comp. 1Peter 1:7.)

Verse 12. - Beloved, thank it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; literally, be not astonished at the burning among you, which is coming to you for a trial, as though a strange thing were happening to you. St. Peter returns to the sufferings of his readers. The address, "beloved," as in 1 Peter 2:11, shows the depth of his sympathy with them. He resumes the thought of 1 Peter 1:7; the persecution is a burning, a fiery furnace, which is being kindled among them for a trial, to try the strength of their faith. The present participles imply that the persecution was already beginning; the word πύρωσις, a burning (see Revelation 18:9, 18), shows the severity. St. Peter tells them its meaning: it was to prove them; it would turn to their good. Persecution was not to be regarded as a strange thing. The Lord had foretold its coming. St. Paul, in his first visit to Asia Minor, had warned them that "we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." (On the word ξένιζεσθαι, see note on ver. 4.) The thing was not strange; they were not to count it as strange; they must learn, so to speak, to acclimatize themselves to it; it would brace their energies and strengthen their faith. 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.
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