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1 Peter 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Keep Fervent in Your Love

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:1 - Therefore, since Christ has [fn]suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has [fn]suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:2 - so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:3 - For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, [fn]having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and [fn]abominable idolatries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:4 - In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:5 - but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:6 - For the gospel has for this purpose been [fn]preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:7 - The end of all things [fn]is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of [fn]prayer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:8 - Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:9 - Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:10 - As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:11 - Whoever speaks, is to do so [fn]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving [fn]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Share the Sufferings of Christ

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:12 - Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:13 - but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:14 - If you are reviled [fn]for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:15 - Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a [fn]troublesome meddler;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:16 - but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:17 - For it is time for judgment to begin [fn]with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:19 - Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. suffered death
Literally: having gone in
Literally: lawless
I.e. preached in their lifetimes
Literally: has come near
Literally: prayers
Literally: as utterances
Literally: from
Literally: in
Literally: one who oversees others' affairs
Literally: from
Literally: where will appear

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