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1 Therefore, since Christ suffered as a human, you should also arm yourselves with his way of thinking. This is because whoever suffers is finished with 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 As a result, they don't live the rest of their human lives in ways determined by human desires but in ways determined by God's will. 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 You have wasted enough time doing what unbelievers desire—living in their unrestrained immorality and lust, their drunkenness and excessive feasting and wild parties, and their forbidden worship of idols. 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 They think it's strange that you don't join in these activities with the same flood of unrestrained wickedness. So they slander 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 They will have to reckon with the one who 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 Indeed, this is the reason the good news was also preached to the dead. This happened so that, although they were judged as humans according to human standards, they could live by the Spirit according to divine standards. 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 The end of everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and clearheaded so you can pray. 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Open your homes to each other without complaining. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God's diverse gifts. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
11 Whoever speaks should do so as those who speak God's word. Whoever serves should do so from the strength that God furnishes. Do this so that in everything God may be honored through Jesus Christ. To him be honor and power forever and always. 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 Dear friends, don't be surprised about the fiery trials that have come among you to test you. These are not strange happenings. 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 Instead, rejoice as you share Christ's suffering. You share his suffering now so that you may also have overwhelming joy when his glory is revealed. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14 If you are mocked because of Christ's name, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory—indeed, the Spirit of God—rests on 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 Now none of you should suffer as a murderer or thief or evildoer or rebel. 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 don't be ashamed if you suffer as one who belongs to Christ. Rather, honor God as you bear Christ's name. Give honor to God, 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 because it's time for judgment to begin with God's own household. But if judgment starts with us, what will happen to those who refuse to believe God's good news? 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 If the righteous are barely rescued, what will happen to the godless and sinful? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 So then, those who suffer because they follow God's will should commit their lives to a trustworthy creator by doing what is right. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.