1 Christ, then, having suffered in flesh, do, ye also, with the same purpose, arm yourselves,because, he that hath suffered in flesh, hath done with sins,
2 To the end that, no longer, in mens covetings, but in Gods will, ye may live, the still remaining time.
3 For, sufficient, is the bygone timeto have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries:
4 Wherein they are taken by surprise that ye run not with them into the same overflow of riotous excess,uttering defamation:
5 Who shall render an account unto him who is holding in readiness to judge living and dead;
6 For, unto this end, even unto the dead, was the glad-message delivered,in order that they might be judged, indeed, according to men in flesh, but might live according to God in spirit.
7 But, the end of all things, hath drawn near:be of sound mind, therefore, and be sober for prayers;
8 Before all things, keeping, fervent, your love, among yourselves, because, love, covereth a multitude of sins;
9 Showing hospitality one to another without murmuring,
10 Each one, according as he hath received a gift of favour, unto one another, ministering the same, as careful stewards of the manifold favour of God:
11 If any one speaketh, as oracles of God, if any one ministereth, as of strength which, God, supplieth,that, in all things, God may be glorified through Jesus Christ,unto whom are the glory and the dominion, unto the ages of ages. Amen!
12 Beloved! be not held in surprise by the burning among you, which, for putting you to the proof, is befalling you, as though a, surprising, thing were happening unto you;
13 But, in so far as ye are taking fellowship in the Christs sufferings, rejoice! in order that, in the revealing of his glory also, ye may rejoice with exultation:
14 If ye are being reproached in the name of Christ, happy of God, unto you is bringing rest.
15 For let, none of you, be suffering as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as one prying into other mens affairs;
16 But, if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but be glorifying God in this name.
17 For it is the ripe time for the judgment to begin with the house of God; but, if first with us, what shall be the end of them who yield not unto the glad-message of God?
18 And, if, the righteous man, is, with difficulty, saved, where then shall, the ungodly and sinful man, appear?
19 So then, let, them who are even suffering, according to the will of God, unto a faithful Creator, be committing their souls, in well-doing.