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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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Petro 4:1-19

Abrabɔ Foforɔ

1Esiane sɛ Kristo hunuu amane ne honam mu enti, monsɔ saa adwene korɔ no ara mu mfa nhyɛ mo ho den. Ɛfiri sɛ, deɛ wahunu amane wɔ honam mu no ne bɔne nni biribiara yɛ. 2Ɛfiri seesei rekɔ no, mo nna a aka wɔ asase so ha no, ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn na ɔdi mo abrabɔ so na ɛnyɛ onipa akɔnnɔ. 3Moasɛe mmerɛ bebree de ayɛ deɛ ɛsɛ sɛ abosonsomfoɔ na wɔyɛ. Motenaa ase wɔ ahohwie, akɔnnɔbɔne, nsãborɔ, agobɔne, adidimeeɛ ne abosonsom a ɛyɛ akyiwadeɛ mu. 4Seesei ɛyɛ wɔn nwanwa sɛ mo ne wɔn mmɔ mu mmu ahuhubra no bio, ɛno enti, wɔyeyɛ mo. 5Nanso, wɔbɛbu wɔn ho nkonta akyerɛ Onyankopɔn a wasiesie ne ho bu ateasefoɔ ne awufoɔ atɛn no. 6Saa enti na wɔkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ awufoɔ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a sɛ wɔgyina wɔn asetena yi mu nneyɛeɛ so bu wɔn atɛn a wɔn honhom ne Onyankopɔn bɛtena.

7Biribiara awieeɛ abɛn. Ɛsɛ sɛ mohyɛ mo ho so na mowɛn na moatumi abɔ mpaeɛ. 8Yei akyi no, monnodɔ mo ho yie ɛfiri sɛ, ɔdɔ bunkam bɔne nyinaa so. 9Monnye mo ho ahɔhoɔ wɔ mo afie mu a huhuhuhu biara nni akyire. 10Honhom mu adom a obiara anya no, ɔnnyina so mfa nsom afoforɔ. 11Sɛ obi reka asɛm a, ɔnka Onyankopɔn asɛm. Obiara a ɔsom no, ɔmfa ahoɔden a Onyankopɔn de ama no no nsom sɛdeɛ biribiara mu, wɔbɛfa Yesu Kristo so akamfo Onyankopɔn a animuonyam ne tumi wɔ no daadaa no. Amen.

Okristoni Amanehunu

12Anuanom, mommma amanehunu a morehunu no nnyɛ mo nwanwa te sɛ deɛ montee so asɛm da. 13Na mmom, momma mo ani nnye sɛ mo ne Kristo rehunu amane sɛdeɛ mo ani bɛgye daa da a ɔbɛda nʼanimuonyam adi no. 14Nhyira nka mo sɛ moyɛ Kristo akyidifoɔ enti wɔya mo. Yei kyerɛ sɛ animuonyam honhom a ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn Honhom no wɔ mo so. 15Ɛnsɛ sɛ mo mu biara hunu amane sɛ owudifoɔ anaa owifoɔ anaa odwotwafoɔ anaa ɔsɛmpɛfoɔ, 16Na sɛ mohunu amane wɔ mo Kristosom ho a, mommma mo ani nnwu, na mmom, monna Onyankopɔn ase sɛ moyɛ Kristo dea. 17Ɛberɛ aduru sɛ wɔbu atɛn, na Onyankopɔn no ara nkurɔfoɔ na wɔbɛdi kane abu wɔn atɛn. Na sɛ ɛfiri yɛn so kane a, ɛbɛwie Asɛmpa no asoɔdenfoɔ no sɛn? 18Atwerɛsɛm no ka sɛ,

“Ɛyɛ den sɛ wɔbɛgye onipa pa nkwa;

na wɔn a wɔnnye asɛm no nni ne nnebɔneyɛfoɔ no deɛ, ɛdeɛn na ɛbɛba wɔn so?”

19Ne saa enti, wɔn a wɔhunu amane sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn ahyehyɛ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔde wɔn ho ma Ɔbɔadeɛ no na wɔkɔ so yɛ papa.