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

 
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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.