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1 Peter 4 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath 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 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to 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 past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings, banquetings, and abominable 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 In which they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [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 Who shall give account to him that 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, for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 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 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch to prayer. 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity will cover a multitude of sins. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold 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 any man speaketh [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man ministereth [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and dominion for ever 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, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened 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, seeing ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 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 [as] a thief, or [as] an evil-doer, or as a busy-body in other men's matters. 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 [any man suffereth] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [beginneth] at us, what will [be] the end of them that obey not 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, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
19 Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.