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1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has 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 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for 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 that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 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 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign 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 give account to him 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 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. 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 all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 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, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion 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 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange 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 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad 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 insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests 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 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 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 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey 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, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.