CLV(i) 1 Christ, then, having suffered for our sakes in flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same thought, for he who is suffering in flesh has ceased his sins, 2 2 by no means still to spend the rest of his lifetime in the flesh in human desires, but in the will of God." 3 For sufficient is the time which has passed by to have effected the intention of the nations, having gone on in wantonness, lusts, debauches, revelries, drinking bouts, and illicit idolatries, 4 while they are thinking it strange of you not to race together into the same puddle of profligacy, calumniating you;" 5 who shall be rendering an account to Him Who is holding Himself in readiness to judge the living and the dead. 6 For for this an evangel is brought to the dead also, that they may be judged, indeed, according to men in flesh, yet should be living according to God, in spirit." 7 Now the consummation of all is near. Be sane, then, and sober for prayers, 8 before all, having earnest love among yourselves, for love is covering a multitude of sins." 9 Be hospitable to one another without murmuring. 10 Each, according as he obtained a gracious gift, be dispensing it among yourselves, as ideal administrators of the varied grace of God;" 11 if anyone is speaking, as the oracles of God; if anyone is dispensing, as out of the strength which God is furnishing; that in all God may be glorified, through Jesus Christ, to Whom is the glory and the might for the eons of the eons. Amen!" 12 Beloved, do not think strange the conflagration among you, which is becoming a trial to you, as of something strange befalling you, 13 but, according as you are participating in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that you may be rejoicing, exulting in the unveiling of His glory also." 14 If you are being reproached in the name of Christ, happy are you, for the spirit of glory and power, and that of God, has come to rest on you." 15 For let not any of you be suffering as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as an interferer in other's affairs;" 16 yet if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, yet let him be glorifying God in this name, 17 seeing that it is the era for the judgment to begin from the house of God. Now if first from us, what is the consummation of those who are stubborn as to God's evangel? 18 And, "If the just one is hardly being saved, where will the irreverent and the sinner appear? 19 So that, let those also who are suffering according to the will of God commit their souls to a faithful Creator in the doing of good."