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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Share the Sufferings of Christ

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you. 13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy.

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Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you(A) to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice(B) inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ,(C) so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.(D)

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12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

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11 This is a faithful saying:

For (A)if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
12 (B)If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
(C)If we deny Him,
He also will deny us.

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11 (A)The statement is trustworthy:

For (B)if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
12 If we endure, (C)we will also reign with Him;
If we [a](D)deny Him, He will also deny us;

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:12 Lit will deny

11 This is a faithful and trustworthy saying:

If we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
12 
If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
If we deny Him, He will also deny us;

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11 Here is a trustworthy saying:(A)

If we died with him,
    we will also live with him;(B)
12 if we endure,
    we will also reign with him.(C)
If we disown him,
    he will also disown us;(D)

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11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

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12 Yes, and (A)all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

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12 Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus (A)will be persecuted.

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12 Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith].

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12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,(A)

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12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

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21 For (A)to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for [a]us, (B)leaving [b]us an example, that you should follow His steps:

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:21 NU you
  2. 1 Peter 2:21 NU, M you

Christ Is Our Example

21 For (A)you have been called for this purpose, (B)because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you (C)an example, so that you would follow in His steps,

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Christ Is Our Example

21 For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps.

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21 To this(A) you were called,(B) because Christ suffered for you,(C) leaving you an example,(D) that you should follow in his steps.

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21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

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Christ’s Example to Be Followed

Therefore, since Christ suffered [a]for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 NU omits for us

Keep Fervent in Your Love

Therefore, since (A)Christ has [a]suffered in the flesh, (B)arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because (C)the one who has [b]suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e., suffered death
  2. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e., suffered death