1 Peter 4 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 Since Christ has suffered physically, take the same attitude that he had. (A person who has suffered physically no longer sins.) 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 way you won't be guided by sinful human desires as you live the rest of your lives on earth. Instead, you will be guided by what God wants you to do. 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 spent enough time in the past doing what unbelievers like to do. You were promiscuous, had sinful desires, got drunk, went to wild parties, and took part in the forbidden worship of false gods. 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 Unbelievers insult you now because they are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of wild living. 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 give an account to 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 After all, the Good News was told to people like that, although they are now dead. It was told to them so that they could be judged like humans in their earthly lives and live like God in their spiritual lives. 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 is near. Therefore, practice self-control, and keep your minds clear 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 Above all, love each other warmly, because love covers many sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Welcome each other as guests without complaining. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others. 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 must speak God's words. Whoever serves must serve with the strength God supplies so that in every way God receives glory through Jesus Christ. Glory and power belong to Jesus Christ 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 be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don't feel as though something strange is 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 be happy as you share Christ's sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory. 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 because of the name of Christ, you are blessed because the Spirit of glory--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 If you suffer, you shouldn't suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker. 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 If you suffer for being a Christian, don't feel ashamed, but praise God for being called that name. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 The time has come for the judgment to begin, and it will begin with God's family. If it starts with us, what will be the end for those who refuse to obey the Good News 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 If it's hard for the person who has God's approval to be saved, what will happen to the godless sinner? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 Those who suffer because that is God's will for them must entrust themselves to a faithful creator and continue 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.