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.

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.

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

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That he no longer should live - in the flesh - Governed by the base principle of giving up his faith to save his life; to the lusts of men - according to the will of his idolatrous persecutors; but to the will of God; which will of God is, that he should retain the truth, and live according to its dictates, though he should suffer for it.

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1 Peter 2:1,14 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

Romans 7:4 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another...

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 on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

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, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

the lusts.

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

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

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

the will.

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

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

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

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you...

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

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not from now on live to themselves, but to him which died for them...

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, doing the will of God from the heart;

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.

Library
Christian Asceticism
'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. 2. 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. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Old Man and the New.
"That we being dead unto sin should live unto righteousness."--1 Peter iv. 24. The Psalmist sings: "They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God." (Psalm lxxxiv. 7) We must maintain this glorious testimony, altho our own experience often seems to contradict it. Not experience, but the Scripture, teaches us divine truth; nor is it as tho the procedure of the divine operation in our own heart could differ from the testimony of the Sacred Scripture, but that our
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Gospel Message in Antioch
After the disciples had been driven from Jerusalem by persecution, the gospel message spread rapidly through the regions lying beyond the limits of Palestine; and many small companies of believers were formed in important centers. Some of the disciples "traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word." Their labors were usually confined to the Hebrew and Greek Jews, large colonies of whom were at this time to be found in nearly all the cities of the world. Among the places
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Facing Life's Record
"I beheld," says the prophet Daniel, "till thrones were placed, and One that was Ancient of Days did sit: His raiment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." Daniel 7:9, 10, R.V. Thus was presented to the prophet's vision
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Mark 3:35
Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."

Romans 6:2
By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we 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 evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

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