1 Peter 4 CSB

Following Christ

1 Therefore, since Christ suffereda in the flesh,b arm yourselves also with the same resolvec-because the One who suffered in the fleshd has finished with sine f-

References for 1 Peter 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Other mss read suffered for us
    • b 4:1 - In the flesh probably means "in human existence"; see 1 Pt 3:18.
    • c 4:1 - Or perspective, or attitude
    • d 4:1 - In the flesh probably means "in human existence"; see 1 Pt 3:18.
    • e 4:1 - Or the one who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin
    • f 4:1 - Rm 6:2,7
      2 in order to live the remaining time in the flesh,g no longer for human desires,h but for God's will.

      References for 1 Peter 4:2

        • g 4:2 - In the flesh probably means "in human existence"; see 1 Pt 3:18.
        • h 4:2 - Lit for desires of human beings
          3 For there has already been enough time spent in doing the will of the pagans:i carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.j

          References for 1 Peter 4:3

            • i 4:3 - Or Gentiles
            • j 4:3 - Rm 13:13; Gl 5:19-21; Eph 2:2-3; Ti 3:3
              4 In regard to this, they are surprised that you don't plunge with them into the same floodk of dissipation-and they slander you.

              References for 1 Peter 4:4

                • k 4:4 - Lit you don't run with them into the same pouring out
                  5 They will give an account to the One who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.l

                  References for 1 Peter 4:5

                    • l 4:5 - Ac 10:42; Rm 14:9; 2 Tm 4:1
                      6 For this reason the gospel was also preached to [those who are now] dead, so that, although they might be judged by men in the fleshly realm,m they might live by God in the spiritual realm.n

                      References for 1 Peter 4:6

                        • m 4:6 - Or in the flesh
                        • n 4:6 - Or in the spirit

                          End-Time Ethics

                          7 Now the end of all things is near;o therefore, be clear-headed and disciplined for prayer.

                          References for 1 Peter 4:7

                            • o 4:7 - Rm 13:11-12; 1 Jn 2:18
                              8 Above all, keep your love for one another at full strength, since love covers a multitude of sins. p q

                              References for 1 Peter 4:8

                                • p 4:8 - Jms 5:20
                                • q 4:8 - Pr 10:12
                                  9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
                                  10 Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others,r as good managers of the varied grace of God.

                                  References for 1 Peter 4:10

                                    • r 4:10 - 1 Co 12:7
                                      11 If anyone speaks, [his speech should be] like the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [his service should be] from the strength God provides,s so that in everything God may be glorifiedt through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

                                      References for 1 Peter 4:11

                                        • s 4:11 - Rm 12:6-8; 1 Co 15:58
                                        • t 4:11 - 1 Co 10:31

                                          Christian Suffering

                                          12 Dear friends, when the fiery ordealu arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you.v

                                          References for 1 Peter 4:12

                                            • u 4:12 - Lit the burning
                                            • v 4:12 - 1 Pt 1:6-7
                                              13 Instead, as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah rejoice,w so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.

                                              References for 1 Peter 4:13

                                                  14 If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ,x you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests ony you.z

                                                  References for 1 Peter 4:14

                                                    • x 4:14 - Ps 89:50-51; Ac 5:41; 1 Pt 2:20
                                                    • y 4:14 - Isaiah 11:2; Ac 5:41; 1 Pt 2:20
                                                    • z 4:14 - Other mss add He is blasphemed because of them, but He is glorified because of you.
                                                      15 None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a meddler.{

                                                      References for 1 Peter 4:15

                                                        • { 4:15 - Or as one who defrauds others
                                                          16 But if [anyone suffers] as a Christian, he should not be ashamed, but should glorify God with that name.
                                                          17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household;| and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?}

                                                          References for 1 Peter 4:17

                                                            • | 4:17 - Jr 25:29; Ezk 9:6
                                                            • } 4:17 - 2 Th 1:8; 1 Pt 2:8
                                                              18 And if the righteous is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? ~

                                                              References for 1 Peter 4:18

                                                                • ~ 4:18 - Pr 11:31 LXX
                                                                  19 So those who suffer according to God's will should, in doing good, entrust themselves to a faithful Creator.

                                                                  References for 1 Peter 4:19