2so that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but [lives] for the will and purpose of God. This chapter directs us … As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will … 1 Peter 4:8, KJV: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." The major theme of I Peter is to strengthen the feeble knees, as it is put in Hebrews 12:12, of his brothers and sisters in Christ who were buckling under the weight of their Christian burdens, whatever they happened to be. (A) 9 Be [d]hospitable to one another without complaint. 1 Peter 2 2 1 SO BE done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind. Read and study God's Word using the '' translation of the Bible! Traynor first became popular in Canada by providing less expensive versions of the circuits used in Marshall and Fender amplifiers of the time. During times of persecution of the early church mutual support was often critical for the survival of fellow believers. For whoever has suffered in the flesh [having [ c]the mind of Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [has stopped pleasing himself and the world, and pleases God], 14If you are insulted and reviled for [bearing] the name of Christ, you are blessed [happy, with life-joy and comfort in God’s salvation regardless of your circumstances], because the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you [and indwelling you--He whom they curse, you glorify]. (7-11) Believers encouraged to rejoice and glory in reproaches and sufferings for Christ, and to commit their souls to the care of a faithful God. AMPC 1 Peter 4 1 SO, SINCE Christ suffered in the flesh for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. 5But they will [have to] give an account to Him who is ready to judge and pass sentence on the living and the dead. Jesus' phrase in the beatitude, "for righteousness' sake," calls upon us to examine ourselves honestly before God both before and after we are opposed. (C) 19 Therefore, those who are ill-treated and suffer in accordance with the will of God must [continue to] do right and commit their souls [for safe-keeping] to the faithful Creator. 4 In [connection with] all this, they [the unbelievers] are resentful and surprised that you do not [think like them, value their values and] run [hand in hand] with them into the same excesses of dissipation and immoral freedom, and they criticize and abuse and ridicule you and make fun of your values. 1 Peter 4:12–19 reminds Christians not to be surprised even by fiery suffering, but instead to see sharing in Christ’s afflictions as something worth rejoicing in. 1 Peter 4:7 Amplified Bible (AMP) 7 The end and culmination of all things is near. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / 1 Peter / 1 Peter 4; Share Tweet. Such a situation is tailor-made for Satan. 1 Peter 4 Stewards of God's Grace 1 SO, SINCE Christ suffered in the flesh 1 for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and 2 purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. the fiery. Therefore, be sound-minded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying balanced and focused on the things of God so that your communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to Him.] (B) 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or a thief, or any sort of criminal [in response to persecution], or as a troublesome meddler interfering in the affairs of others; 16 but if anyone suffers [ill-treatment] as a [e]Christian [because of his belief], he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God [because he is considered worthy to suffer] in this name. 1 Peter 4:8, ESV: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." Good Stewards of God's Grace. 1 SO, SINCE Christ suffered in the flesh [fn] for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and [fn] purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. 1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Isaiah 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. 1 Peter 1:5-8. who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 4:9 During times of persecution of the early church mutual support was often critical for the survival of fellow believers. 1 Peter 4:12-16. 11Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. The consideration of Christ's sufferings is urged for purity and holiness. It was first used as a derogatory word to describe believers. 2 Peter 1:4Open menuAmplified BibleOpen menu. 8Above all, have [c]fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. 4 Therefore, since [ a]Christ suffered in the flesh [and died for us], arm yourselves [like warriors] with the same purpose [being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God], because whoever has suffered in the flesh [being like-minded with Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [having stopped pleasing the world], 2 so that he can no longer spend the rest of his … 1 Peter 4:12-13. Growth In Christian Virtue. Keep Fervent in Your Love. His conclusion, beginning in I Peter 4:1-2, is that, since Christ suffered so much to bring this about, Christians should respond by "ceas[ing] from sin" and living "for the will of God.". Amplified Bible … Amplified© Bible; 1 Peter 4 1 Peter 4. 3For the time already past is [more than] enough for doing what the [unsaved] Gentiles like to do--[b]living [unrestrained as you have done] in a course of [shameless] sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries. They are arranged in alpha-numeric order beginning with AAA and ending with 999. The apostle is speaking about the efficacy of Christ's suffering and death in making possible a relationship between God and human beings. Amplified Bible (AMP), And if it is difficult for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the godless and the sinner. Peculiar was not used in the sense of "odd" or "weird," but as being "distinctive" in a singular, good way. Such a situation is tailor-made for Satan. (1-6) And the approaching end of the Jewish state, as a reason for sobriety, watchfulness, and prayer. 1 Peter 4:3 Lit having gone. 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 5 Chapter 4. 3 For the time already past is [more than] enough for doing what the [unsaved] Gentiles like to do—[b]living [unrestrained as you have done] in a course of [shameless] sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries. Whoever serves [the congregation] is to do so as one who serves by the strength which God [abundantly] supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified [honored and magnified] through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. The Amplified Bible 1 Peter 4:1. This shows that the name had become very widely used, so much so that one could be persecuted for being numbered as a Christian. (12-19) 7 The end and culmination of all things is near. 1 Peter 4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 4 So, since Christ suffered in the flesh [ a]for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and [ b]purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. 16but if anyone suffers [ill-treatment] as a [e]Christian [because of his belief], he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God [because he is considered worthy to suffer] in this name. 1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Isaiah 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind: The commitment God calls us to have is nothing greater than the commitment Jesus had in enduring suffering for our salvation. The Amplified Bible 2 Peter 1:4 By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. 1 Peter 2 2 1 SO BE done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind. and comforts them against persecution. Therefore, be sound-minded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying balanced and focused on the things of God so that your communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to Him.] 1 Peter 4:12-16. 3. Shortcut links by equipment manufacturer or application (listed above) will make searching easier. We will be glad when Christ’s glory is ultimately revealed, and we are currently blessed because God’s Spirit is with us. Amen. 1 Peter 4:8 This Greek word was used to describe the taut, stretched muscles of a runner winning his race. 14 If you are insulted and reviled for [bearing] the name of Christ, you are blessed [happy, with life-joy and comfort in God’s salvation regardless of your circumstances], because the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you [and indwelling you—He whom they curse, you glorify]. 12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you. 4 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 8 Above all, have [c]fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. Read verse in New International Version For whoever has suffered in the flesh [having the mind of Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [has stopped pleasing himself and the world, and pleases God], 11 Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. 1 Peter 4:1-6. 1 Peter 4:8, KJV: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." 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, 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.a. Looking at these scriptures in the light of I Peter 5:6-8, and understanding that Peter is writing with his thoughts on Satan in the background, our feelings are especially vulnerable because it is natural for us to feel that we are being taken advantage of or not being treated as we should be, and our emotions begin to run wild. 9Be [d]hospitable to one another without complaint. 1 Peter 4 . 13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy. Jesus' phrase in the beatitude, "for righteousness' sake," calls upon us to examine ourselves honestly before God both before and after we are opposed. 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