1 Peter

1 Peter 4 ©

1 The apostle exhorteth to cease from sin, in regard of Christ's having suffered for it, and of a future judgment. 7 From the approaching end of all things he urgeth to sobriety, watchfulness, and prayer; 8 to charity, 9 hospitality, 10 and a right use of spiritual gifts. 12 Various motives of comfort under persecution.


*FORASMUCH then aas Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, barm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for che that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;


dThat he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to ethe lusts of men, fbut to the will of God.


gFor 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:


hWherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of *riot, speaking evil of you :


iWho shall give account to him that is ready to judge the *quick and the dead.


jFor for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, kthat they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.


lBut the end of all things is at hand: mbe ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.


nAnd above all things have fervent *charity among yourselves: for charity 1shall cover the multitude of sins.


oUse hospitality one to another without grudging.


pAs every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, qas good stewards of the manifold grace of God.


rIf any man speak, let him speak as sthe oracles of God; tif any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: uthat God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

s Ro. 3.2.

Beloved, think it not strange concerning vthe fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:


wBut rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; xthat, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.


yIf ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; zfor the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: aon their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.


bBut let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as ca busybody in other men's matters.


dYet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.


eFor the time is come that judgment must begin at fthe house of God: gand if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?


hAnd if the righteous scarcely be saved, iwhere shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?


Wherefore let them that jsuffer according to the will of God kcommit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.