Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:
Treasury of Scripture
1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you 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...
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1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...
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...
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...
1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brothers that are in the world.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...
1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
ContextSuffering as Christians
12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you: 13But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Why let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.
Parallel VersesAmerican 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:
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;
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:
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,