1 Peter 41 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind: for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; 2 That he may live the rest of his time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 3 For the time past was sufficient for doing the things the Gentiles desire to do: living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, revelling, carousing, and abominable idolatries. 4 They think it strange that you do not run with them into the same excess of dissipation, and they speak evil of you: 5 But they shall give an account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh as men, they might live according to God in the spirit. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: therefore be of sound mind and sober judgement for prayer. 8 Above all things have fervent love for one another: for love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As every man has received a gift, so he should use it to serve one another, as befits good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let it be as one who speaks the oracles of God; if any man serves, let him do it as by the strength which God supplies: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial which comes upon you to test you, as though some strange thing was happened to you: 13 But rejoice, insofar as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be triumphantly joyful. 14 Blessed are you if you are insulted for the name of Christ; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a meddler in other men's affairs. 16 Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God that he bears that name. 17 For the time has come for judgment, which must begin with the household of God: and if it begins with us, what shall the end be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous are saved, what shall become of the ungodly and the sinner? 19 Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to a faithful Creator by doing right.
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