1 Peter 4:12-19 CSB

Christian Suffering

12 Dear friends, when the fiery ordeala arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you.b

References for 1 Peter 4:12

    • u 4:12 - Lit the burning
    • v 4:12 - 1 Pt 1:6-7
      13 Instead, as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah rejoice,c so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.

      References for 1 Peter 4:13

          14 If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ,d you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests one you.f

          References for 1 Peter 4:14

            • x 4:14 - Ps 89:50-51; Ac 5:41; 1 Pt 2:20
            • y 4:14 - Isaiah 11:2; Ac 5:41; 1 Pt 2:20
            • z 4:14 - Other mss add He is blasphemed because of them, but He is glorified because of you.
              15 None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a meddler.g

              References for 1 Peter 4:15

                • { 4:15 - Or as one who defrauds others
                  16 But if [anyone suffers] as a Christian, he should not be ashamed, but should glorify God with that name.
                  17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household;h and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?i

                  References for 1 Peter 4:17

                    • | 4:17 - Jr 25:29; Ezk 9:6
                    • } 4:17 - 2 Th 1:8; 1 Pt 2:8
                      18 And if the righteous is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? j

                      References for 1 Peter 4:18

                        • ~ 4:18 - Pr 11:31 LXX
                          19 So those who suffer according to God's will should, in doing good, entrust themselvesk to a faithful Creator.

                          References for 1 Peter 4:19