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 sinef-
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh,g no longer for human desires,h but for God's will.
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.j4
In regard to this, they are surprised that you don't plunge with them into the same floodk of dissipation-and they slander you.
They will give an account to the One who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.l6
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