Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing 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.
Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job.
Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
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1 tn Or “do not be surprised, taken aback.” The same verb occurs in 4:4.
2 tn Grk “at the burning among you, occurring to you for testing.”