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I Peter 4, RSV

  
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4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

4:2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.

4:3 Let the time that is past suffice for doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

4:4 They are surprised that you do not now join them in the same wild profligacy, and they abuse you;

4:5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

4:6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God.

4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.

4:8 Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.

4:9 Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another.

4:10 As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

4:11 whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you.

4:13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker;

4:16 yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.

4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

4:18 And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?"

4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.

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