Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1 Peter 4 (KJV)

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 (meet requirement of) us to have wrought (finished) the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness (lewd), lusts, excess of wine, revellings (partying), 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 (passionate) charity (love) among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins.

9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging (holding back).
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards (representative) of the manifold (successive) grace of God.

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles (messengers) 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.

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?


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