1 Christ therefore having suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same †mind; for who hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased unto sins; 2 to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer to men’s lusts, but to God’s will. 3 For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the nations, and to have walked in lasciviousnesses, lusts, winebibbings, revelings, carousings, and abominable idolatries: 4 wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them into the same †excess of :riot, speaking evil of you: 5 who shall give account to the one ready to judge the living and dead. 6 For to this end was the gospel preached also to the dead, that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in spirit.
7 But the end of all things is nigh; be therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayers: 8 above all being fervent in your :love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins: 9 hospitable one to another without murmuring: 10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; 11 if any speaketh— as if oracles of God; if any ministereth—as of the strength which :God supplieth: that in all things :God be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
12 Beloved, think not strange the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though aught strange happened to you: 13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of the sufferings of :Christ, rejoice; that at the revelation of his :glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14 If ye are reproached in Christ’s name, blessed ye; because the Spirit of :glory and :of :God resteth upon you. 15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as an inspector of others: 16 but if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify :God in this :name. 17 For the season is come for the judgment to begin at the house of :God: and if first at us, what the end of them that obey not the gospel of :God? 18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where then shall the ungodly and sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them also that suffer ac