Forasmuch then asChrist hath sufferedforus in the flesh,armyourselveslikewise with the samemind:for he that hath sufferedin the flesh hath ceased from sin;2Thathe no longer should live the rest of his timein the flesh to the lusts of men,but to the will of God.3For the timepast of our life may sufficeus to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walkedinlasciviousness,lusts, excess of wine,revellings,banquetings,andabominableidolatries:4Whereinthey think it strange that yerunnot with them to the sameexcess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5Who shall giveaccount to him that isready to judge the quickand the dead.6Forfor this cause was the gospel preachedalso to them that are dead,that they might be judged according tomen in the flesh,butlive according toGod in the spirit.7But the end of all things is at hand : be yethereforesober , andwatchuntoprayer.8Andabove all thingshaveferventcharityamongyourselves:forcharity shall cover the multitude of sins.9
Use hospitality one to anotherwithoutgrudging.10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another , asgoodstewards of the manifoldgrace of God.11
If any manspeak , let him speak as the oracles of God; if any manminister , let him do it asof the abilitywhichGodgiveth : thatGodin all things may be glorifiedthroughJesusChrist, to whombepraiseanddominionforever and ever.Amen.12Beloved, think itnotstrange concerning the fiery trialwhichistotryyou,as though some strange thinghappened unto you:13Butrejoice , inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ'ssufferings;that,whenhisglory shall be revealed, ye may be gladalso with exceeding joy .
14If ye be reproachedfor the name of Christ,happy are ye; for the spirit of gloryand of Godrestethuponyou:ontheirpart he is evil spoken of , buton your part he is glorified .
15Butletnoneofyousufferas a murderer,or as a thief,or as an evildoer,oras a busybody in other men's matters.16Yetif any man suffer as a Christian, let himnot be ashamed ; but let him glorifyGodonthisbehalf.17For the time is come that judgment must beginat the house of God:andif it first begin atus,what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?18Andif the righteousscarcely be saved , whereshall the ungodlyand the sinnerappear ?
19Whereforelet them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of theirsouls to him in well doing,as unto a faithfulCreator.