Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Loved ones, do not be surprised that you people are undergoing extremely difficult trials, as though something strange were happening to you, for it is [only] a test [of your faith].

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 Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

Beloved, ye should not be surprised at the fieriness in you, which occurs for a trial to you, like a strange thing happening 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:

Amplified

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you.

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, be not amazed at the fiery trial that has come on you to try you, as if some strange thing had happened to you.

Bible in Basic English

Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:

Common New Testament

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

My dear brethren, don't be surpriz'd at your being brought as it were to the test of fire; as if some strange thing had happen'd to you.

Darby 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;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, wonder not at the fiery trial among you, which is come upon you for a trial, as if some strange thing happened to you;

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, coming upon you unto your testing: as some strange thing happening to you:

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, do not be surprised that a test of fire is being applied to you, as though a strange thing were happening to you,

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, wonder not at the burning which is among you, which is for your trial, as if some strange thing befell you: But as ye partake of the sufferings of Christ,

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, be not astonished at the refining of fire in you, being for trial to you, as a strange thing happening to you:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [something] strange were happening to you.

Modern King James verseion

Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial which is to try you, as though a strange thing happened to you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Dearly beloved, be not troubled in this heat, which now is come among you to try you, as though some strange thing had happened unto you:

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, do not be surprised at the ordeal that has come to test you, as though some foreign experience befell you.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not think it strange, beloved, that a fiery ordeal has come to test you, as though some surprising thing had befallen 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.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial which is taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing were befalling you;

Sawyer New Testament

BELOVED, think not strange of the fiery trial which is to try you, as if some strange thing happened to you,

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! be not held in surprise by the burning among you, which, for putting you to the proof, is befalling you, as though a, surprising, thing were happening unto you;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beloved, be not amazed at the fiery trial among you which is to bring you to the test, as though something strange happened to you;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, do not be astonished at the fiery trials that you are passing through, to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, do not be astonished that a test by fire is coming upon you, as though something strange were 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.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery-test taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened to you;

Worsley New Testament

Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial coming upon you, which is to try you, as if some strange thing befel you:

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

think it
ξενίζω 
Xenizo 
Usage: 10

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ξενίζω 
Xenizo 
Usage: 10

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the fiery trial
πύρωσις 
Purosis 
Usage: 3

which is
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

try
πειρασμός 
Peirasmos 
Usage: 12

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

as though
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

ξένος 
Xenos 
Usage: 10

συμβαίνω 
Sumbaino 
happen unto, happen, befall, so it be
Usage: 8

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 4:12

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 4:12

Images 1 Peter 4:12

Context Readings

Sharing The Sufferings Of Christ

11 If someone's gift is speaking, he should [be sure to] say only what God wants him to. If a person's gift is serving, he should do so by the strength provided by God [who supplies all such gifts]. This is so that, in using all gifts, God may be honored through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs honor and power forever and ever. May it be so. 12 Loved ones, do not be surprised that you people are undergoing extremely difficult trials, as though something strange were happening to you, for it is [only] a test [of your faith]. 13 You should rejoice that you are sharing some of what Christ has suffered, so that you will get to rejoice all the more when He returns in His splendor.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:13

[the quality of] each person's work will become evident [i.e., for what is it made of]. For the [judgment] day will expose his workmanship. And it will be revealed by the fire [of judgment], which will test the quality of a person's workmanship [i.e., the faithfulness of his converts].

1 Corinthians 10:13

Every temptation that you have experienced is one that commonly happens to people. But God is dependable and will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability [to cope with it]; [instead] He will provide, along with the temptation, also a way of escaping [it], so you people will be able to endure it.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and so we [i.e., I] sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow-worker in [the ministry of] the Gospel, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

2 Timothy 3:12

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in [the service of] Christ will be persecuted.

1 Peter 1:6-7

Because of this you can be very joyous, even though it is necessary for you to have suffered many trials for a little while.

1 Peter 4:4

Now, those people you used to run around with cannot understand why you have stopped living such wasteful lives, so they just "badmouth" you.

1 Peter 5:9

You should withstand his efforts by maintaining a strong faith [in God], remembering that your [Christian] brothers in [the rest of] the world are experiencing [and enduring] suffering similar to yours.

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