ABU(i) 1 CHRIST then having suffered for us in the flesh, do ye also arm yourselves with the same mind; because he who suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; 2 that ye no longer may live the remaining time in the flesh by the lusts of men, but by the will of God. 3 For the time past suffices us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in wantonness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings, carousings, and unhallowed idolatries; 4 at which thing they are astonished, as ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you; 5 who shall give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For to this end was the good news preached also to those who are dead, that they might indeed be judged according to men in the flesh, but may live according to God in the spirit. 7 But the end of all things is at hand. Be therefore sober, and watch unto prayer; 8 but above all things having your love toward one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins; 9 hospitable to one another, without grudging; 10 according as each received a gift, ministering the same to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; 11 if any one speaks, as [uttering] God's oracles; if any one ministers, as of the ability which God bestows; that God in all things may be glorified, through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, be not astonished at the fiery test taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing were befalling you; 13 but, in so far as ye share in Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that also, at the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you; [on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.] 15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a busy-body in other men's matters; 16 but if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name. 17 Because the time is come that judgment should begin from the house of God; but if it begin first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous is with difficulty saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let those also, who suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.