1 Peter 4

Therefore Christ having suffered in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same mind: because the one having suffered in carnality has ceased from sin; that he may no longer live the remaining time in carnality according to the lusts of men, but in the will of God. For the past time is sufficient to have wrought the will of the heathens, walking in impurities, in lusts, in wine-drinkings, in revelries, in intemperance, and in unlawful idolatries: in which they are astonished you not running to the same excess of wrath, blaspheming; who shall give an account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For, unto this the gospel was also preached to the dead, in order that they may indeed be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. But the end of all things is at hand. Therefore be prudent, and sober unto prayers: before all things having divine love stedfast toward one another; because divine love covers a multitude of sins: being hospitable to one another without grudging; 10 as each one received the gift of grace, ministering the same to one another, as the good stewards of the manifold grace of God: 11 if any one speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any one ministers, as from the strength which God supplies; in order that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ; to whom there is glory and power unto the ages of the ages. Amen. 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, coming upon you unto your testing: as some strange thing happening to you: 13 but as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; in order that you may also rejoice in the revelation of his glory, being glad. 14 If you suffer reproach in the name of Christ, happy are you, because the spirit of the glory and the spirit of God rest on you. 15 But let no one of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other people's business: 16 but if as a Christian, be not ashamed, but glorify God in this name. 17 Because it is time that judgment should begin from the house of God: and if it is first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 So let those indeed suffering according to the will of God submit their souls to the faithful Creator, in good work.
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