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,
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.
And some of the wise shall fall to be purged and cleaned and made white, even to the time of the end because even for this there is time appointed.
the work of each one shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fire; the work of each one, whatever sort it is, the fire shall put it to test.
No temptation has taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of the Christ, to confirm you and to exhort you in your faith,
In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,
And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution;
resist him steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are to be accomplished in the company of your brethren that are in the world.