King James Version

1 Peter 4:1-19

1Forasmuch 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; 2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3For 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: 4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6For 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.

7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11If 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.

12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13But 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. 14If 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. 15But 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. 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For 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? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore 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.

Knijga O Kristu

1 Petrova 4:1-19

Živjeti za Boga

1Budući da je Krist trpio u tijelu, i vi budite poput njega—spremni trpjeti. Jer ako ste voljni trpjeti za Krista, znači da ste odlučili da prestanete griješiti 2i da ostatak tjelesnog života proživite prema Božjoj volji, a ne ugađajući ljudskim požudama. 3Dosta je što ste prije živjeli u onome u čemu uživaju bezbožni ljudi: u razvratu, požudama, pijančevanju, razuzdanim gozbama, pijankama i zločinačkim idolopoklonstvima. 4Zato se oni sada čude što se s njima više ne odajete raskalašenosti pa vas vrijeđaju. 5Ali položit će račun Bogu, koji je već spreman suditi i živima i mrtvima. 6Stoga je Radosna vijest bila propovijedana čak i mrtvima, tako da njihov duh, iako su njihova tijela bila kažnjena smrću, može živjeti kao što živi Bog.

7Uskoro će svršetak svega. Budite zato bistra uma i trijezni, da se možete moliti. 8A najvažnije od svega je da žarko volite jedni druge jer ljubav prašta mnoge grijehe. 9Gostoljubivo i bez prigovaranja primajte jedni druge! 10Bog vam je svima dao različite duhovne darove. Uporabite ih tako da služite jedni drugima onim darom koji ste po Božjoj milosti dobili. 11Služi li se tko darom govora, neka pazi da govori Božje riječi. Ima li tko dar služenja, neka služi snagom koju mu daje Bog. Tako će se u svemu proslaviti Bog po Isusu Kristu. Njemu je slava i sila u vijeke vjekova. Amen.

Kršćansko trpljenje

12Braćo voljena, ne čudite se vatrenim kušnjama koje su vas snašle, kao da vam se što neobično događa. 13Radujte se, naprotiv, što ste dionici Kristovih patnji pa ćete se s njime radovati i kad se objavi njegova slava. 14Radujte se ako vas vrijeđaju zbog Kristova imena jer u vama prebiva Duh slave, Božji Duh. 15Neka nitko od vas ne trpi kao ubojica, kradljivac, zločinac, pa čak ni zato što se miješa u tuđa posla. 16Ali ne stidite se trpjeti zato što ste kršćani, nego zahvaljujte Bogu što se tako možete nazivati. 17Jer došlo je vrijeme suda, a on mora započeti s Božjom djecom! A ako se čak i nama kršćanima mora suditi, kakva li tek strašna sudbina očekuje one koji nisu poslušali Božje evanđelje! 18Ako se Bog toliko trudio da spasi pravednike, kako će tek završiti bezbožnici i grešnici?4:18 Izreke 11:31. 19Zato oni koji po Božjoj volji trpe, neka čine dobra djela i neka se pouzdaju u svojega vjernog Stvoritelja.