1 If then the Meshiha hath suffered for you in the flesh, be you also armed in it with the same mind; for every one who dieth in his body hath ceased from all sins,
2 that henceforth to the lusts of men he should not live, what time he is in the body, but to the will of Aloha.
3 For the time which hath passed sufficeth to have served the will of the Gentiles in indulgence, in drunkenness, in vileness, in revellings, and in the service of demons.
4 And, behold, now they wonder and blaspheme at you because you riot not with them in that former indulgence;
5 they who shall give account to Aloha, who will judge the dead and the living.
6 For on this account the dead also have been evangelized; that they might be judged as men in the flesh, and live with Aloha in the Spirit.
7 BUT the end of all cometh; therefore be sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And before every thing have ardent love for one another; for love covereth a multitude of sins.
9 And be lovers of guests without murmuring.
10 And every man of you the gift which he hath received from Aloha, let him minister thereof unto his neighbours as good stewards of the various grace of Aloha.
11 Whoever shall speak, as the word of Aloha let him speak and whoever ministereth, (he shall minister) as from the power which Aloha giveth to him, that in every thing which you do Aloha may be glorified through Jeshu Meshiha, whose are the glory and honour to the age of ages. Amen.
12 My beloved, be not amazed at the temptations which you have, as that something strange happeneth to you, because for your probation they have been;
13 but rejoice that you are partakers of the sufferings of the Meshiha, that so also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice and exult.
14 And if you be reviled for the sake of the name of the Meshiha, you are happy; for the Spirit of the glory of Aloha resteth upon you.
15 Only, let no man of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as a doer of evils.
16 But if he suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify Aloha in that very name.
17 For the time is, that judgment shall begin from the house of Aloha. But if from us it begin, what is the end (to be) of them who obey not the gospel of Aloha?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, the wicked and the sinner where shall he be found?
19 Wherefore, let them who suffer according to the will of Aloha commend to him their souls in good works, as unto the Faithful Creator.