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1 Peter 4:1-19

Living for God

1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

7The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Suffering for Being a Christian

12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And,

“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,

what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”4:18 Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)

19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Petro 4:1-19

Abrabɔ Foforo

1Esiane sɛ Kristo huu amane wɔ ne honam mu nti, munso saa adwene koro no ara mu mfa nhyɛ mo ho den. Efisɛ nea wahu amane wɔ ɔhonam mu no ne bɔne nni biribiara yɛ. 2Efi mprempren rekɔ no, mo nna a aka wɔ asase so ha no, ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn na odi mo abrabɔ so na ɛnyɛ onipa akɔnnɔ. 3Moasɛe mmere bebree de ayɛ nea anka ɛsɛ sɛ abosonsomfo na wɔyɛ. Motenaa ase wɔ ahohwi, akɔnnɔbɔne, nsabow, agobɔne, didimee ne abosonsom a ɛyɛ akyiwade mu. 4Mprempren ɛyɛ wɔn nwonwa sɛ mo ne wɔn mmɔ mu mmu ahuhubra no bio, ɛno nti wɔyeyaw mo. 5Nanso wobebu ho akontaa akyerɛ Onyankopɔn a wasiesie ne ho bu ateasefo ne awufo atɛn no. 6Saa nti na wɔkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ awufo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a sɛ wogyina wɔn asetena yi mu nneyɛe so bu wɔn atɛn a wɔn honhom ne Onyankopɔn bɛtena.

7Biribiara awiei abɛn. Ɛsɛ sɛ mohyɛ mo ho so na mowɛn na moatumi abɔ mpae. 8Eyi akyi no, monnodɔ mo ho yiye, efisɛ ɔdɔ bunkam bɔne nyinaa so. 9Munnye mo ho mo ho ahɔho wɔ mo afi mu a anwiinwii biara nni mu. 10Obiara nnyina Honhom mu adom a wanya no so mfa nsom afoforo. 11Sɛ obi reka asɛm a, ɔnka Onyankopɔn asɛm. Obiara a ɔsom no, mfa ahoɔden a Onyankopɔn de ma no no nsom sɛnea biribiara mu no, wɔbɛfa Yesu Kristo so akamfo Onyankopɔn a anuonyam ne tumi wɔ no daadaa no. Amen.

Okristoni Amanehunu

12Anuanom, mommma amane a morehu no nyɛ mo nwonwa te sɛ nea montee so asɛm da. 13Na mmom, momma mo ani nnye sɛ mo ne Kristo rehu amane sɛnea mo ani begye daa, da a ɔbɛda nʼanuonyam adi no. 14Nhyira nka mo sɛ moyɛ Kristo akyidifo nti wɔyaw mo. Eyi kyerɛ sɛ anuonyam honhom a ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn Honhom no wɔ mo so. 15Ɛnsɛ sɛ mo mu biara hu amane sɛ owudifo anaa owifo anaa odwotwafo anaa ɔsɛmpɛfo. 16Na sɛ muhu amane wɔ mo Kristosom mu a, mommma mo ani nnwu, na mmom, monna Onyankopɔn ase sɛ moyɛ Kristo de. 17Bere adu sɛ wobu atɛn, na Onyankopɔn no ara nkurɔfo na wobedi kan abu wɔn atɛn. Na sɛ efi yɛn so kan a, ebewie Asɛmpa no ho asoɔdenfo no dɛn? 18Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se,

“Ɛyɛ den sɛ wobegye onipa pa nkwa;

na wɔn a wonnye asɛm no nni ne nnebɔneyɛfo no de, dɛn na ɛbɛba wɔn so?”

19Ne saa nti, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔn a wohu amane sɛnea Onyankopɔn ahyehyɛ no de wɔn ho ma Ɔbɔade no na wɔkɔ so yɛ papa.