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10 Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another[a] as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 11 Whoever speaks, let it be with[b] God’s words.[c] Whoever serves, do so with the strength[d] that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong[e] the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

12 Dear friends, do not be astonished[f] that a trial by fire is occurring among you,[g] as though something strange were happening to you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:10 tn Grk “serving it to one another.” The primary verb is a participle but it continues the sense of command from v. 7.
  2. 1 Peter 4:11 tn Grk “if anyone speaks—as God’s words.”
  3. 1 Peter 4:11 tn Or “oracles.”
  4. 1 Peter 4:11 tn Grk “if anyone serves—with strength…”
  5. 1 Peter 4:11 tn Grk “is/are.”
  6. 1 Peter 4:12 tn Or “do not be surprised, taken aback.” The same verb occurs in 4:4.
  7. 1 Peter 4:12 tn Grk “at the burning among you, occurring to you for testing.”

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