First Peter 4


4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh,
 arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath
 suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the
 flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have
 wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in
 lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings, banquetings,
 and abominable idolatries:
4:4 In which they think it strange that ye run not with [them]
 to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:
4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the
 living and the dead.
4:6 For, for this cause was the gospel preached also to them
 that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in
 the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober,
 and watch to prayer.
4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:
 for charity will cover a multitude of sins.
4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the
 same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of
 God.
4:11 If any man speaketh [let him speak] as the oracles of God;
 if any man ministereth [let him do it] as of the ability which
 God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through
 Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.
 Amen.
4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial
 which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to
 you:
4:13 But rejoice, seeing ye are partakers of Christ's
 sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be
 glad also with exceeding joy.
4:14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are
 ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. On
 their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is
 glorified.
4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or [as] a thief,
 or [as] an evil-doer, or as a busy-body in other men's matters.
4:16 Yet if [any man suffereth] as a Christian, let him not be
 ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the
 house of God: and if [it] first [beginneth] at us, what will
 [be] the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?
4:18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where will the
 ungodly and the sinner appear?
4:19 Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of
 God, commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well-doing,
 as to a faithful Creator.
 
 

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