1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.
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 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
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 you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do--living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
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 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:
5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
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 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.
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 anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
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 that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
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 you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
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 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
16 Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
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 it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 So then, those who suffer according to Gods will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
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.