Read through 1 Peter Chapter 4, highlighting or underlining any key words (click here for a printable copy). Then use Blue Letter Bible to define the key words or read the chapter in multiple translations to develop a definition. Need a reminder about what qualifies as a key word?
- Words that relate to the overall themes of 1 Peter
- Words that are repeated several times
- Words that indicate Peter’s line of thinking, including: “but,” “so,” “therefore,” etc.
- Words that you are not familiar with (they might not be key words, but we have a tendency to gloss over things we don’t understand. Fight that urge by bringing these to the forefront of your attention!)
What are some key words you identified, and how do their definitions shape your understanding of the passage?