1 Peter 4:2
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New International Version
As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

New Living Translation
You won't spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.

English Standard Version
so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

Berean Study Bible
Consequently, he does not live out his remaining time on earth for human passions, but for the will of God.

Berean Literal Bible
so as to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer to men's desires, but to the will of God.

New American Standard Bible
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

King James Bible
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God's will.

International Standard Version
so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

NET Bible
in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.

New Heart English Bible
that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore he shall not live for the desires of men, as during the time that he was in the body, but for the will of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That way you won't be guided by sinful human desires as you live the rest of your lives on earth. Instead, you will be guided by what God wants you to do.

New American Standard 1977
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God.

King James 2000 Bible
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

American King James Version
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

American Standard Version
that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh , not after the desires of men, but according to the will of God.

Darby Bible Translation
no longer to live the rest of [his] time in [the] flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.

English Revised Version
that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Weymouth New Testament
that in future you may spend the rest of your earthly lives, governed not by human passions, but by the will of God.

World English Bible
that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Young's Literal Translation
no more in the desires of men, but in the will of God, to live the rest of the time in the flesh;
Study Bible
Living for God's Glory
1Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourselves with the same resolve, because anyone who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2Consequently, he does not live out his remaining time on earth for human passions, but for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past carrying out the same desires as the pagans: living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and detestable idolatry.…
Cross References
Mark 3:35
For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."

Romans 6:2
By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?

Colossians 3:3
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, do not conform to the passions of your former ignorance.
Treasury of Scripture

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

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1 Peter 2:1,14 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

Romans 7:4 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body …

Romans 14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.

Ephesians 4:17,22-24 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Ephesians 5:7,8 Be not you therefore partakers with them…

Colossians 3:7,8 In the which you also walked some time, when you lived in them…

Titus 3:3-8 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

the lusts.

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they …

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

the will.

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence …

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; …

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Mark 3:35 For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and …

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but …

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not from now …

Galatians 2:19,20 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God…

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 6:6 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does …

(2) That he no longer.--The Greek admits at least equally of the translation, That ye no longer, Thus, this second verse will attach itself, not to the clause "that he that hath suffered," but to the clause "arm yourselves." And unless this be understood, we become involved in the difficulty that whereas, up to this very point, St. Peter has been urging the future martyrs, by the example of Christ, to face the death of the body bravely, he would now be sliding confusedly into treating of the baptismal death to sin, and indeed actually saying that a martyr's death was a step to leading the rest of the life on earth becomingly! But if we attach 1Peter 4:2 to the clause "arm yourselves," it runs, without any confusion, thus: "As Christ suffered to the flesh without shrinking, take for your protection and support the same thought which proved. a protection and support to Him--viz., that to be rid of sin for ever was the greatest of all possible blessings, and that this is only attainable through the bodily death; and the result of embracing this thought will be, that for the rest of your lives on earth (so soon, perhaps, to be cut violently short.) you may no longer live to men's lusts, but to God's will."

Verse 2. - That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh. On the whole, it seems better to connect this clause with the imperative: "Arm yourselves with the same mind, that ye no longer should live the rest of your time;" rather than with the clause immediately preceding: "He that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live," etc.; though both connections give a good sense. The Greek word for "live" (βιῶσαι) occurs only here in the New Testament. Bengel says, "Aptum verbum, non die fur de brutis.' "In the flesh "here means simply "in the body," in this mortal life. "The rest of your time" suggests the solemn thought of the shortness of our earthly pilgrimage: bye for eternity. To the lusts of men, but to the will of God. The datives are normal; they express the pattern or rule according to which our life ought to be fashioned. God's will is our sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3). That will is ever the same, a fixed, unchanging rule; the lusts of men are shifting, uncertain, restless. That he no longer should live,.... The Arabic version reads, "that ye no longer should live". This expresses the end of being armed with the above thought, that a suffering saint after death is clear of sin; and the use that is to be made of it in the present time of life, and the remainder of it, that such a person who so thinks, and is thus guarded and fortified against the fears of death, should no more, or any longer live,

the rest of his time in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of God: the phrase, "his time in the flesh", means the present time of life, in the body, and is the same with those phrases, in the days of his flesh, to abide in the flesh, and be at home in the body; and the words of the text suppose the former part of this time to have been spent in sinful lusts and pleasures, as the former part of the time of God's elect, even that before conversion, is; and that the remaining part of it, be it longer or shorter, ought to be spent otherwise: "not to the lusts of men"; of wicked and unregenerate men, unconverted Gentiles; which they are addicted to, immersed in, and serve; and which they are desirous others should live in; and which are sometimes called divers worldly and fleshly lusts; and are foolish, and hurtful, and deceitful, and drown men in perdition, and therefore not to be lived unto: "but to the will of God"; revealed in his word, and which is good, acceptable, and perfect; one part of which is sanctification, holiness of heart, life, and conversation, as also patient suffering all reproach, injury, and persecution, for the sake of the Gospel; to live soberly, righteously, and godly, to study to exercise a conscience void of offence towards God and men, and to suffer patiently for his name's sake, is to live to the will of God; and nothing more strongly should engage to this than the consideration of a sinless life after death; see 2 Peter 3:11. The lusts of men, and the will of God, being opposed to each other, shows that the nature of man is sadly corrupted, and is opposite to God; and that the will of man is depraved, and that the desires of it are not to that which is good, but are contrary to the will of God. 2. That he, etc.—"That he (the believer, who has once for all obtained cessation from sin by suffering, in the person of Christ, namely, in virtue of his union with the crucified Christ) should no longer live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God" as his rule. "Rest of his time in the flesh" (the Greek has the preposition "in" here, not in 1Pe 4:1 as to Christ) proves that the reference is here not to Christ, but to the believer, whose remaining time for glorifying God is short (1Pe 4:3). "Live" in the truest sense, for heretofore he was dead. Not as Alford, "Arm yourselves … with a view no longer to live the rest of your time."4:1-6 The strongest and best arguments against sin, are taken from the sufferings of Christ. He died to destroy sin; and though he cheerfully submitted to the worst sufferings, yet he never gave way to the least sin. Temptations could not prevail, were it not for man's own corruption; but true Christians make the will of God, not their own lust or desires, the rule of their lives and actions. And true conversion makes a marvellous change in the heart and life. It alters the mind, judgment, affections, and conversation. When a man is truly converted, it is very grievous to him to think how the time past of his life has been spent. One sin draws on another. Six sins are here mentioned which have dependence one upon another. It is a Christian's duty, not only to keep from gross wickedness, but also from things that lead to sin, or appear evil. The gospel had been preached to those since dead, who by the proud and carnal judgment of wicked men were condemned as evil-doers, some even suffering death. But being quickened to Divine life by the Holy Spirit, they lived to God as his devoted servants. Let not believers care, though the world scorns and reproaches them.
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