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

 
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1 Since Christ suffered physically, you too must strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking that he had; because whoever suffers physically is no longer involved with 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 From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God's will and not by human desires. 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 have spent enough time in the past doing what the heathen like to do. Your lives were spent in indecency, lust, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and the disgusting worship of idols. 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 now the heathen are surprised when you do not join them in the same wild and reckless living, and so they insult 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 God, 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 That is why the Good News was preached also to the dead, to those who had been judged in their physical existence as everyone is judged; it was preached to them so that in their spiritual existence they may live as God 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.