1 Peter 4


Instructions for Sound Living

Christ then having suffered for us in flesh, you also with the same reflection be armed! For the one suffering in flesh, has ceased of sin; to no longer [6of men's 7desires 8but 9God's will 2the remaining 4in 5the flesh 1spend 3time]. For sufficient to us was the having passed time of the existence [2the 3will 4of the 5nations 1to have worked], going in lewdnesses, desires, drunkennesses with wine, debaucheries, drinking banquets, and unlawful idolatries; in which they think it strange [2not 3running together 1your] in the same [2of carnality 1pouring out], being blasphemous; ones who shall render an account to the one readily sufficing to judge the living and dead. [2in 3this 1For] also to the dead was announced good news, that they should be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but should live according to God in spirit. But of all things the end approaches. Be of sound mind then and be sober in the prayers! [2before 3all things 1But 5the 8among 9yourselves 7love 6intense 4having]; for the love covers a multitude of sins; being hospitable to one another without grumblings; 10 each as he received favor, to each other serving, as good managers of the variegated favor of God. 11 If any speaks, let it be as oracles of God; if any serves, let it be as from out of strength which God supplies; that in all things God should be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might into the eons of the eons. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not take it as strange the [3among 4you 1burning fire 5to 6test 7you 2taking place], as a strange thing happening to you; 13 but according to that which you participate with the [2of the 3Christ 1sufferings] rejoice! that also in the revelation of his glory you should rejoice exulting. 14 If you are berated in the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the glory and the spirit of God [2unto 3you 1gives rest]. Indeed according to them he is blasphemed, but according to you he is glorified. 15 For let not any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or one doing evil, or as a busybody! 16 But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this part! 17 For it is the time to begin the judgment from the house of God; and if first from us, what is the end of the ones disobeying the good news of God? 18 And if the righteous one hardly is delivered, the impious and sinner, where shall they appear? 19 So then, even the ones suffering according to the will of God, as to a trustworthy creator, let them place their souls in doing good.
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