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1 Peter 4 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.
2 that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
3 For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentiles, and to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries: 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do--living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
4 wherein they think strange that ye run not with [them] into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]: 4 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.
5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead. 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For unto this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer: 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins: 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 using hospitality one to another without murmuring: 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
11 if any man speaketh, [speaking] as it were oracles of God; is any man ministereth, [ministering] as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed [are ye]; because the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters: 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
16 but if [a man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For the time [is come] for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if [it begin] first at us, what [shall be] the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.