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1 Therefore, [because] Christ suffered in the flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same way of thinking, because the one who 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 in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for human desires, 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 has passed [was] sufficient {to do what the Gentiles desire to do}, having lived in licentiousness, [evil] desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton 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 with respect to which they are surprised [when] you do not run with [them] into the same flood of dissipation, [and so they] revile [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 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 Because for this reason also the gospel was preached to those who are dead, so that they were judged {by human standards} in the flesh, but they may live in the spirit {by God's 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 Now the end of all [things] draws near. Therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for [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 your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number of sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 [Be] hospitable to one another without complaining. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 Just as each one has received a gift, [use] it for serving one another, as good stewards of the varied 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 anyone speaks, [let it be] as the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [let it be] as by the strength that God provides, so that in all [things] God will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the 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, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [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 to the degree that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice [and] be glad. 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 reviled on account of the name of Christ, [you are] blessed, because the Spirit of glory and 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 By all means do not let anyone 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 But if [someone suffers] as a Christian, he must not be ashamed, but must glorify God with this 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] the time for the judgment to begin out from the household of God. But if [it begins] out from us first, what will be the outcome for those who are disobedient to 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 are saved with difficulty, {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 So then also those who suffer according to the will of God must entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in 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.