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First letter of Peter Chapter 4
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1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; |
2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
1 Christo igitur passo in carne et vos eadem cogitatione armamini quia qui passus est carne desiit a peccatis |
2 ut iam non hominum desideriis sed voluntate Dei quod reliquum est in carne vivat temporis
3 sufficit enim praeteritum tempus ad voluntatem gentium consummandam qui ambulaverunt in luxuriis desideriis vinolentiis comesationibus potationibus et inlicitis idolorum cultibus
4 in quo peregrinantur non concurrentibus vobis in eandem luxuriae confusionem blasphemantes
5 qui reddent rationem ei qui paratus est iudicare vivos et mortuos
6 propter hoc enim et mortuis evangelizatum est ut iudicentur quidem secundum homines in carne vivant autem secundum Deum spiritu
7 omnium autem finis adpropinquavit estote itaque prudentes et vigilate in orationibus
8 ante omnia mutuam in vosmet ipsos caritatem continuam habentes quia caritas operit multitudinem peccatorum
9 hospitales invicem sine murmuratione
10 unusquisque sicut accepit gratiam in alterutrum illam administrantes sicut boni dispensatores multiformis gratiae Dei
11 si quis loquitur quasi sermones Dei si quis ministrat tamquam ex virtute quam administrat Deus ut in omnibus honorificetur Deus per Iesum Christum cui est gloria et imperium in saecula saeculorum amen
12 carissimi nolite peregrinari in fervore qui ad temptationem vobis fit quasi novi aliquid vobis contingat
13 sed communicantes Christi passionibus gaudete ut et in revelatione gloriae eius gaudeatis exultantes
14 si exprobramini in nomine Christi beati quoniam gloriae Dei Spiritus in vobis requiescit
15 nemo enim vestrum patiatur quasi homicida aut fur aut maledicus aut alienorum appetitor
16 si autem ut Christianus non erubescat glorificet autem Deum in isto nomine
17 quoniam tempus ut incipiat iudicium de domo Dei si autem primum a nobis qui finis eorum qui non credunt Dei evangelio
18 et si iustus vix salvatur impius et peccator ubi parebit
19 itaque et hii qui patiuntur secundum voluntatem Dei fideli creatori commendant animas suas in benefactis