Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1If therefore The Messiah has suffered in your place in the flesh, be you also equipped with the same mind, for everyone who has died* in his body has ceased from all sins; * 2Therefore 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. 3For that past time was enough in which you served the pleasure of The Pagans, in debauchery, drunkenness, in whoredom, in orgies and in the worship of demons. 4And behold, now they marvel and insult you because you do not run riot with them in this former debauchery, 5Those who give an account to God, who is going to judge the dead and living. 6For because of this, The Good News was proclaimed also to the dead that they would be judged as children of men in the flesh and they would live in God by The Spirit.
7The end of all things has arrived; therefore sober up and wake up to prayer. 8And before everything, have a severe love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9And love strangers without murmuring. 10And let each one of you serve his neighbor with the gift he has received from God, as good stewards of the unique grace of God. 11Everyone who speaks, let him speak according to the word of God, and everyone who ministers, according to what power God gives to him, that God may be glorified in all that you do, by Yeshua The Messiah, whose glory and honor is truly to the eternity of eternities.
12Beloved, do not be astonished at the temptations that will come upon you, as if something strange happened to you, for they are for your proving. 13But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of The Messiah, for in this way also you shall rejoice and be jubilant in the revelation of his glory. 14And if you are reproached for the sake of the name of The Messiah, you are blessed, because The Glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.* 15Only let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer. 16But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him praise God for this name. 17For it is time that the judgment will begin from the house of God, but if it begins from us, what is the end of those who are not convinced of The Good News of God? 18And if the righteous have life in hardship, where is an evil man and a sinner found? 19Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to him by excellent works, as to a faithful Creator.