1 Peter 4:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So that as Jesus was put to death in the flesh, do you yourselves be of the same mind; for the death of the flesh puts an end to 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 that you may give the rest of your lives in the flesh, not to the desires of men, but to the purpose 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 Because for long enough, in times past, we have been living after the way of the Gentiles, given up to the desires of the flesh, to drinking and feasting and loose behaviour and unclean worship of images; 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 And they are wondering that you no longer go with them in this violent wasting of life, and are saying evil things 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 But they will have to give an account of themselves to him who is ready to be the judge of 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 was the reason why the good news of Jesus was given even to the dead, so that they might be judged as men in the flesh, but might be living before 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.