Suffering for Being a Christian

12 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.

Read 1 Peter 4:12 Using Other Translations

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
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.
Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.