1 Peter 4
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1Therefore, since the Messiah suffered in a mortal body, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination, because the person who has suffered in a mortal body has stopped sinning, 1Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God. 2so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
3For you spent enough time in the past doing what the gentiles like to do, living in sensuality, sinful desires, drunkenness, wild celebrations, drinking parties, and detestable idolatry. 3For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
4They insult you now because they are surprised that you are no longer joining them in the same excesses of wild living. 4In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
5They will give an account to the one who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 5but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6Indeed, this is why the gospel was proclaimed even to those who have died, so that they could be judged in their mortal flesh like all humans and live in the spiritual realm like God.6For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
7Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray. 7The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
8Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. 8Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
9Show hospitality to one another without complaining. 9Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
10As good servant managers of God's grace in its various forms, serve one another with the gift each of you has received. 10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11Whoever speaks must speak God's words. Whoever serves must serve with the strength that God supplies, so that in every way God may be glorified through Jesus, the Messiah. Glory and power belong to him forever and ever! Amen.11Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
12Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
13Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 13but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
14If you are insulted because of the name of the Messiah, you are blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God is resting on you. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
15Of course, none of you should suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker. 15Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
16But if you suffer for being a Christian, do not feel ashamed, but glorify God with that name. 16but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
17For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?17For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18"If it is hard for the righteous person to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and sinful person?" 18AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
19So then, those who suffer according to God's will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do what is good.19Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
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