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1 Peter 4 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Following Christ
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Therefore, since Christ suffered[fn] in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same understanding[fn] ​— ​because the one who suffers in the flesh is finished with sin[fn] ​— ​

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in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for human desires, but for God’s will.

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For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the Gentiles choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

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They are surprised that you don’t join them in the same flood of wild living ​— ​and they slander[fn] you.

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They will give an account to the one who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

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For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead,[fn] so that, although they might be judged in the flesh according to human standards, they might live in the spirit according to God’s standards.

End-Time Ethics
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The end of all things is near; therefore, be alert and sober-minded for prayer.

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Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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Be hospitable to one another without complaining.

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Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.

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If anyone speaks, let it be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, let it be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Christian Suffering
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Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you, as if something unusual were happening to you.

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Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may also rejoice with great joy when his glory is revealed.

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If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God[fn] rests on you.

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Let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler.[fn]

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But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed but let him glorify God in having that name.[fn]

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For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household, and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?

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And if a righteous person is saved with difficulty,

what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?

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So then, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good.

CSB Footnotes
Other mss read suffered for us
Or perspective, or attitude
Or the one who suffered in the flesh has finished with sin
Or blaspheme
Or those who are dead
Or God’s glorious Spirit
Or as one who defrauds others
Other mss read in that case

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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