Beloved, think it not strange at the fiery suffering among you that is coming to try you, as if a strange thing were happening to you,
but, according as ye have fellowship with the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice ye, that also in the revelation of his glory ye may rejoice -- exulting;
if ye be reproached in the name of Christ -- happy [are ye], because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified;
for let none of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evil-doer, or as an inspector into other men's matters;
and if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; and let him glorify God in this respect;
because it is the time of the beginning of the judgment from the house of God, and if first from us, what the end of those disobedient to the good news of God?
And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, the ungodly and sinner -- where shall he appear?
so that also those suffering according to the will of god, as to a stedfast Creator, let them commit their own souls in good doing.