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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Peter 4



Verse 1

Christ. App-98.

for us. The texts omit.

in the flesh. Greek. sarki, as 1 Peter 3:18.

arm yourselves . . . with = put on as armour. Greek. hoplizomai. Only here. Compare Romans 6:13.

likewise = also.

mind. Greek. ennoia. See Hebrews 4:12.

in the flesh. The Received text (App-94) has en, but the texts omit.

sin. App-128. Compare Romans 6:7.

Verse 2

That = To (App-104.) the end that.

no longer. Greek. meketi.

live. Greek. bioo. Only here. Compare App-170.

rest of his = remaining, Greek. epiloipos. Only here. Compare App-124.

men. App-123.

will. App-102.

God. App-98.

Verse 3

of our life. The texts omit.

may suffice = is sufficient (Greek. arketos. Only here and Matthew 6:34; Matthew 10:25).

us. The texts omit.

will. App-102., as above, but the texts read App-102.

Gentiles. Greek. ethnos.

lasciviousness. See Romans 13:13.

excess of wine. Greek. oinopldugia. Only here.

revellings. Greek. komos. See Romans 13:13.

banquetings. Greek. potos. Only here.

abominable = unlawful. See Acts 10:28.

idolatries. See 1 Corinthians 10:14.

Verse 4

Wherein = In (App-104.) which.

think, &c. See Acts 17:20.

excess. Greek. anachusis. Only here.

riot. Greek. asotia. See Ephesians 5:18.

speaking evil of. Greek. blasphemeo.

Verse 5

give = render. As in Hebrews 13:17.

account. App-121.

is ready. See Acts 21:13.

judge. App-122.

quick = living. App-170.

dead. App-139.

Verse 6

for this cause = unto (App-104.) this (end).

was the gospel preached. App-121.

also, &c. = to the dead also.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

they might = though they might. The particle men, marking the contrast, is ignored in the Authorized Version and Revised Version.

according to. App-104. Supply "the will of".

live. App-170.

spirit. No art. or preposition. App-101. Compare 1 Peter 3:18. This is man"s day (1 Corinthians 4:3), when he is judging and condemning. God"s day is to come. (See also App-139.)

Verse 7

is at hand = has drawn near. Compare Matthew 3:2.

be . . . sober. See Romans 12:3.

watch. See 2 Timothy 4:5.

prayer. App-134.

Verse 8

above = before. App-104.

have, &c. = having your love toward (Greek. eis) one another intense.

fervent. Greek. ektenes. Only here and Acts 12:5. Compare 1 Peter 1:22.

charity. App-135.

among. App-104.

for, &c. Compare Proverbs 10:12. James 5:20.

Verse 9

Use hospitality = Be hospitable. See 1 Timothy 3:2 and compare Romans 12:13.

one, &c. = to one another.

grudging = murmuring. See Acts 6:1.

Verse 10

every man = each one.

hath. Omit.

gift. App-184. See 1 Corinthians 7:7.

minister. App-190.

the same = it.

one to another = among yourselves (1 Peter 4:8).

stewards. See 1 Corinthians 4:1.

manifold. See 1 Peter 1:6.

grace. App-184.

Verse 11

If. App-118.

any man. App-123.

speak. App-121.

as. i.e. in harmony with, according.

oracles. See Acts 7:38.

ability. App-172.

giveth. See 2 Corinthians 9:10. Compare 2 Peter 1:5.

through. App-104. 1 Peter 4:1.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

be = is.

praise = the glory. Greek. doxa. See p. 1511.

dominion = the dominion. App-172.

for ever, &c. App-151. a. A summary of the Divine operations in their finality.

Verse 12

Beloved. App-135.

concerning = as to.

the fiery trial, &c. Literally the fire (of persecution) which is among (App-104.) you, coming to you for (App-104.) trial. Not coming in the future, but a present condition.

fiery. Greek. purosis. Here and Revelation 18:9, Revelation 18:18.

trial. Greek. peirasmos. See 1 Peter 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:9.

some = a.

strange. Greek. xenos. See Acts 17:18.

unto = to.

Verse 13

when, &c. = in (App-104.) the revelation (App-106.) also of His glory (see p. 1511).

revealed. See 1 Peter 1:5, 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 1:13.

with exceeding joy. Literally rejoicing greatly. See 1 Peter 1:6, 1 Peter 1:8.

Verse 14

reproached. Greek. oneidizo. See Romans 15:3.

for = in. App-104.

happy. See 1 Peter 3:14.

Spirit, &c. Figure of speech Hendiadys (App-6). The glorious Spirit of God. App-101.

upon. App-104.

on their part . . . glorified. This clause is omitted by all the texts.

Verse 15

But = For.

none = not (Greek. me) any one (App-123.)

evildoer. See 1 Peter 2:12.

busybody in, &c. Greek. allotrioepiskopos. Only here. An overseer in things concerning another. See App-124. Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:11. 2 Thessalonians 3:11. 1 Timothy 5:13, and see Luke 12:13. John 21:22.

Verse 16

Christian. See Acts 11:26.

behalf = respect, literally part, but the texts read "name".

Verse 17

the time, &c. = (it is) the season.

that judgment, &c. Literally of judgment (App-177.) beginning.

at = from. App-104.

house. Compare 1 Peter 2:5. 1 Timothy 3:15. Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 10:21.

obey not = are disobedient to. See 1 Peter 2:7.

gospel of God. App-140.

Verse 18

righteous. App-191.

scarcely. See Acts 14:18.

ungodly. Greek. asebes. Compare App-128.

appear. App-106. Compare Proverbs 11:31 (Septuagint)

Verse 19

them. Add "also".

commit the keeping of. Greek. paratithemi. See Acts 17:3.

souls. App-110.

well doing. Greek. agathopoiia. Only here. Compare 1 Peter 2:14.

as. The texts omit.

unto = to.

faithful. App-150.

Creator. Greek. ktistes. Only here.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Peter 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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