4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin),

4:2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.
4:2 so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God.

4:3 Let the time that is past suffice for doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
4:3 You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

4:4 They are surprised that you do not now join them in the same wild profligacy, and they abuse you;
4:4 They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme.

4:5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
4:5 But they will have to give an accounting to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

4:6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God.
4:6 For this is the reason the gospel was proclaimed even to the dead, so that, though they had been judged in the flesh as everyone is judged, they might live in the spirit as God does.

4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.
4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.

4:8 Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.
4:8 Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.

4:9 Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another.
4:9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining.

4:10 As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
4:10 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

4:11 whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
4:11 Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you.
4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

4:13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
4:13 But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.

4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
4:14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker;
4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, a criminal, or even as a mischief maker.

4:16 yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.
4:16 Yet if any of you suffers as a Christian, do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because you bear this name.

4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; if it begins with us, what will be the end for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

4:18 And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?"
4:18 And "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinners?"

4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.
4:19 Therefore, let those suffering in accordance with God's will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator, while continuing to do good.