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1 Peter 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:1 - Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:2 - As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:4 - They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:5 - But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:6 - For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:7 - The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:8 - Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:9 - Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:11 - If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:12 - Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:13 - But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:14 - If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:15 - If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:16 - However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:17 - For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:18 - And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:19 - So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
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Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)
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