Serving for God’s Glory

But (A)the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

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(A)The end of all things [a]is near; therefore, (B)be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of [b]prayer.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:7 Lit has come near
  2. 1 Peter 4:7 Lit prayers

The end and culmination of all things is near. Therefore, be sound-minded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying balanced and focused on the things of God so that your communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to Him.]

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The end of all things is near.(A) Therefore be alert and of sober mind(B) so that you may pray.

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But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

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12 (A)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will (B)be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will (C)melt with fervent heat?

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12 (A)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which (B)the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the (C)elements will melt with intense heat!

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12 [while you earnestly] look for and await the coming of the day of God. For on this day the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the [material] elements will melt with intense heat!(A)

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12 as you look forward(A) to the day of God and speed its coming.[a](B) That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 3:12 Or as you wait eagerly for the day of God to come

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

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The Trustworthy Prophetic Word(A)

16 For we did not follow (B)cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the (C)power and (D)coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were (E)eyewitnesses of His majesty.

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Eyewitnesses

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised (A)tales when we made known to you the (B)power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were (C)eyewitnesses of His majesty.

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Eyewitnesses

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories or myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were [a]eyewitnesses of His majesty [His grandeur, His authority, His sovereignty].

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:16 A reference to the transfiguration (Matt 17:1ff).

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power,(A) but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.(B)

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16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

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(A)who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

(B)In this you greatly rejoice, though now (C)for a little while, if need be, (D)you have been [a]grieved by various trials, that (E)the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though (F)it is tested by fire, (G)may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:6 distressed

who are (A)protected by the power of God (B)through faith for (C)a salvation ready (D)to be revealed in the last time. (E)In this you greatly rejoice, even though now (F)for a little while, (G)if necessary, you have been distressed by (H)various [a]trials, so that the [b](I)proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which perishes (J)though tested by fire, (K)may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at (L)the revelation of Jesus Christ;

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  1. 1 Peter 1:6 Or temptations
  2. 1 Peter 1:7 Or genuineness

who are being protected and shielded by the power of God through your faith for salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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who through faith are shielded by God’s power(A) until the coming of the salvation(B) that is ready to be revealed(C) in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice,(D) though now for a little while(E) you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.(F) These have come so that the proven genuineness(G) of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire(H)—may result in praise, glory and honor(I) when Jesus Christ is revealed.(J)

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Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

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Suffering for God’s Glory

12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice (A)to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that (B)when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

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Share the Sufferings of Christ

12 (A)Beloved, do not be surprised at the (B)fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though something strange were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you (C)share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that at the (D)revelation of His glory (E)you may also rejoice and be overjoyed.

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