Since therefore 1Christ suffered in the flesh,a2 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for 3whoever has suffered in the flesh 4has ceased from sin,
25so as to live for 6the rest of the time in the flesh 7no longer for human passions but 8for the will of God.
For the time that is past 9suffices 10for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of 11debauchery, and 12they malign you;
but they will give account to him who is ready 13to judge the living and the dead.
For this is why 14the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.