Modern Literal Version
[1 Peter 4]




     4:1 Therefore, Christ having suffered on our behalf who are in the flesh, (youĎ also weaponizeĎyourselves with the same mind), because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; 4:2*that* you should no longer have your life, (the rest of yourĎ time in the flesh), in the lusts of men, but in the will of God. 4:3 For* enough time which has passed away from our life is for us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, and having conducted-ourselves in: unbridled-lusts, lusts, drunkenness, revelings, drinking-bouts and illegal {immoral} idolatries; 4:4 in which they are surprised by youĎ, that youĎ are not running together with them into the same outpouring of riotousness, blaspheming; 4:5 who will be giving account to the one holding ready to judge theliving and the dead. 4:6 For* the good-news was proclaimed even to the dead toward this end, in order that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but may live according to God in the Spirit.




     4:7 But the end of all things has drawn near. Therefore, beĎ sensible and beĎ sober *for prayers.4:8 But before all things, having the intense love**for yourselves, because love* will hide a multitude of sins. 4:9Be hospitable to one another without murmurings; 4:10 just-as each has received a gift*, serving it *for yourselves, as good stewards of the various favors of God. 4:11 If anyone is speaking, speak as the oracles of God; if anyone is serving, serve as from the strength which God is supplying; in order that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ to whom is the glory and the dominion forevermore. Amen.




     4:12 Beloved, doĎ not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among youĎ, happening to youĎ*for a test, as though a strange thing is befalling to youĎ. 4:13 But accordingly youĎ are sharing in the sufferings of the Christ with us, rejoiceĎ, in order that youĎ may also rejoice in the revelation of his glory, being glad. 4:14 If youĎ are reproached in the name of Christ, youĎare fortunate, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon youĎ. He is indeed blasphemed according to theirmanner, but he is glorified according to your manner. 4:15 For* let not anyone of youĎ suffer like a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or like a meddler in the affairs of others. 4:16 But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this respect. 4:17 Because the time for judgment is to begin from the house of God, and if it begins first from us, what will be the end of those who are disobedient to the good-news of God? 4:18 And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear? 4:19 So-then those who are also suffering according to the will of God in good-doing, let them consign themselves, their souls, as to a faithful Creator.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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