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1 Peter 4:10-12 The Passion Translation (TPT)

10 Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace.

11 For example, if you have a speaking gift, speak as though God were speaking his words through you.[a] If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you,[b] so that in everything God alone will be glorified through Jesus Christ. For to him belong the power and the glory forever throughout all ages! Amen.[c]

Suffering and Glory

12 Beloved friends, if life gets extremely difficult, with many tests,[d] don’t be bewildered as though something strange were overwhelming you.[e]


  1. 1 Peter 4:11 The Greek text is simply “If anyone speaks—as God’s words.” This would include preaching, teaching, and prophesying.
  2. 1 Peter 4:11 The Greek can also be translated “The one who provides finances should do it with the strength of God, who supplies all things.”
  3. 1 Peter 4:11 Peter exhorts us in vv. 7–11 to do five things as we see the end drawing closer: (1) be given to prayer, (2) be devoted to loving our fellow believers, (3) be compassionate to the stranger and foreigner, (4) use spiritual gifts to serve one another, and (5) give God glory in all things.
  4. 1 Peter 4:12 Or “when the burning of a fiery trial is occurring among you.”
  5. 1 Peter 4:12 The Aramaic adds a clause here, “because these things are your communion in the inheritance.”
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