4:1 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;
4:1 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

4:2 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.
4:2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

4:3 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:
4:3 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles--when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.

4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:
4:4 In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.

4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
4:5 They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

4:6 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.
4:6 For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
4:7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."

4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
4:9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.

4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

4:11 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.
4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;

4:13 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.
4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

4:14 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.
4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

4:15 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.
4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.

4:16 Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
4:16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

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

4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
4:18 Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"

4:19 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.
4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.