The adverb ektenōs in 1:22 and the adjective ektenēs in 4:8 means “with full intensity” (literally “stretched out,” or “at full stretch.”) Various English translations of 1 Peter 1:22 and 1 Peter 4:8 have Peter urging the Christians to love fervently, deeply, earnestly or constantly. stewards--referring to Matthew 25:15, &c.; Luke 19:13-26. 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT. 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as aliens in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Young's Literal Translation 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the choice sojourners of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2: Stephens 1550 Textus Receptus 1 Peter 1:9-note obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. I don’t believe there is an allusion to the fall in 1 Peter 3:7. 1 Peter 4, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, originally published in four parts, is a … 11. If any . 1 Peter 4:9 During times of persecution of the early church mutual support was often critical for the survival of fellow believers. Sacrifices were made to these gods and much of the city life was bound up in this idol worship. 1 Peter 4:13 Partakers of His Sufferings; 1 Peter 4:17 Judgment on the Abyss of Love speak--namely, as a prophet, or divinely taught teacher in the Church assembly. 1 Peter 4:7 Commentary; 1 Peter 4:8-11 Commentary; 1 Peter 4:12-19 Commentary; JOHN CALVIN. 1 Peter 4:8(NASB) Verse Thoughts The warm gentleness and tender-hearted forgiveness in Paul's chapter on love, in 1 Corinthians 13, identifies LOVE as the foundational fruit of the Spirit, from which all other gifts and graces grow. one to another--Greek as in 1 Peter 4:8, "towards yourselves"; implying that all form but one body, and in seeking the good of other members they are promoting the good of themselves. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; OSWALD CHAMBERS. . 1 Peter 4:8 This Greek word was used to describe the taut, stretched muscles of a runner winning his race. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. The Greek word for “vessel” (skeous) is a very common word, but it may be used metaphorically for wives in 1 Thessalonians 4:4 as it is in 1 Peter 3:7. In Peter's day, every Greek and Roman city had its own patron gods. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - E H Plumptre. ... Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling." .