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1 Therefore, since the Messiah suffered physically, you too are to arm yourselves with the same attitude. For whoever has suffered physically 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 with the result that he lives the rest of his earthly life no longer controlled by human desires, but 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 For you have spent enough time already living the way the pagans want you to live - in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties and forbidden idol-worship. 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 strange that you don't plunge with them into the same flood of dissoluteness, and so they heap insults on 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 But they will have to give an account to him who stands 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 This is why he was proclaimed to those who have died; it was so that, although physically they would receive the judgment common to all humanity, they might live by the Spirit in the way that God has provided. 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 accomplishing of the goal of all things is close at hand. Therefore, keep alert and self-controlled, so that you can pray. 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 More than anything, keep loving each other actively; because love covers many sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Welcome one another into your homes without grumbling. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 As each one has received some spiritual gift, he should use it to serve others, like good managers of God's many-sided grace - 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
11 if someone speaks, let him speak God's words; if someone serves, let him do so out of strength that God supplies; so that in everything God may be glorified through Yeshua the Messiah - to him be glory and power forever 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 Dear friends, don't regard as strange the fiery ordeal occurring among you to test you, as if something extraordinary were happening to you. 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 Rather, to the extent that you share the fellowship of the Messiah's sufferings, rejoice; so that you will rejoice even more when his Sh'khinah 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 being insulted because you bear the name of the Messiah, how blessed you are! For the Spirit of the Sh'khinah, that is, the Spirit of God, is resting 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 Let none of you suffer for being a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or a meddler in other people's affairs. 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 anyone suffers for being Messianic, let him not be ashamed; but let him bring glory to God by the way he bears 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 has come for the judgment to begin. It begins with the household of God; and if it starts with us, what will the outcome be for those who are disobeying 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 is barely delivered, where will the ungodly and sinful end up?" 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 So let those who are suffering according to God's will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator by continuing to do what is good. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.