1 Petrus 1:6-7Konteks
1:6 This brings you great joy, 1 although you may have to suffer 2 for a short time in various trials. 1:7 Such trials show the proven character of your faith, 3 which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away 4 – and will bring praise 5 and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 6
[1:6] 2 tc ‡ The oldest and best witnesses lack the verb (א* B, along with 1505 pc), but most
[1:6] tn Grk “Though now, for a little while if necessary, you may have to suffer.”
[1:7] sn The author is not asserting that the quality of the readers’ faith is in doubt and will be proven by future trials. He declares their faith to be a present reality in v. 5 and 9, so in context v. 8 affirms that their faith is indeed genuine.