But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;
but before all things having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;
hospitable one to another, without murmuring;
each according as he has received a gift, ministering it to one another, as good stewards of [the] various grace of God.
If any one speak -- as oracles of God; if any one minister -- as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.
Beloved, take not [as] strange the fire [of persecution] which has taken place amongst you for [your] trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you;
but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation.
If ye are reproached in [the] name of Christ, blessed [are ye]; for the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God a rests upon you: [on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.]
Let none of you suffer indeed as murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as overseer of other people's matters;
but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.
For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God [is come]; but if first from us, b what [shall be] the end of those who obey c not the glad tidings of God?