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1 Peter 4:12-19 (English Standard Version)

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Suffering as a Christian

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at 1the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice 2insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad 3when his glory is revealed. 14 4If you are insulted 5for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glorya and of God rests upon you. 15 But 6let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or 7as a meddler. 16 Yet 8if anyone suffers as a 9Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God 10in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment 11to begin at the household of God; and 12if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who 13do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And 14"If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"b 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will 15entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
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