Parallel Bible results for 1 Peter 4

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1 Peter 4

NLT 1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. NIV 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. NLT 2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. NIV 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. NLT 3 You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. NIV 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. NLT 4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. NIV 4 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. NLT 5 But remember that they will have to face God, who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead. NIV 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. NLT 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead —so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit. NIV 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. NLT 7 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. NIV 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. NLT 8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. NIV 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. NLT 9 Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. NIV 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. NLT 10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. NIV 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. NLT 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen. NIV 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. NLT 12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. NIV 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. NLT 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. NIV 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. NLT 14 If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. NIV 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. NLT 15 If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. NIV 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. NLT 16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name! NIV 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. NLT 17 For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? NIV 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? NLT 18 And also, “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?” NIV 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" NLT 19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. NIV 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.