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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

1 Petero 4:1-19

Gũtũũrĩra Ngai

1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, tondũ Kristũ nĩanyariirirwo mwĩrĩ-inĩ-rĩ, o na inyuĩ kĩĩhotorei mũrĩ na meciiria o ta macio aarĩ namo, tondũ mũndũ ũrĩa ũrĩkĩtie kũnyariirwo mwĩrĩ nĩatiganĩte na mehia. 2Nĩ ũndũ wa ũguo, mũtũũrĩre wake ũrĩa ũtigarĩte wa gũtũũra gũkũ thĩ ndarĩtũũraga nĩguo ahingagie merirĩria mooru ma mwĩrĩ, no arĩtũũraga nĩguo ekage ũrĩa Ngai endaga. 34:3 Aef 2:2; Arom 13:13 Tondũ nĩmũtũũrĩte ihinda rĩa kũigana mũgĩkaga maũndũ marĩa andũ arĩa matetĩkĩtie Ngai mendaga gwĩka, namo nĩ ta mĩtũũrĩre ya ũũra-thoni, na merirĩria mooru ma mwĩrĩ, na ũrĩĩu, na gũthiiaga maruga-inĩ ma waganu, o na ciathĩ-inĩ cia kũnyua njoohi, o na mũhooere ũrĩ thaahu wa kũhooya mĩhianano. 4Nao andũ acio nĩmagegaga mona atĩ mũtiranyiitanĩra nao hĩndĩ ĩrĩa marakĩrĩrĩria ũmaramari-inĩ ũcio wao, nao magakĩmũcambagia. 54:5 Atũm 10:42Nao no nginya makaaheana ũhoro wa maũndũ mao kũrĩ ũrĩa wĩhaarĩirie gũtuĩra ciira arĩa marĩ muoyo na arĩa makuĩte. 64:6 1Pet 3:19Nĩgũkorwo gĩkĩ nĩkĩo gĩtũmi kĩrĩa gĩatũmire Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega ũhunjĩrio o na andũ arĩa makuĩte, nĩgeetha ha ũhoro wa mwĩrĩ magaatuĩrwo ciira o ta ũrĩa andũ arĩa angĩ magaatuĩrwo, no ha ũhoro wa roho matũũre muoyo o ta ũrĩa Ngai atũũraga.

74:7 Atũm 24:25; Arom 13:11 Ithirĩro rĩa maũndũ mothe nĩrĩkuhĩrĩirie. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ikaragai mũrĩ na ũũgĩ wa ngoro, na mũikarage mũterigĩtwo nĩguo mũhotage kũhooya. 84:8 Thim 10:12; Jak 5:20 Ningĩ gũkĩra maũndũ mothe, ikaragai mwendaine mũno mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ, tondũ wendani nĩũhumbagĩra mehia maingĩ. 9Ningĩ mũtuganage mũtekũnuguna. 104:10 Arom 12:6, 7; 1Akor 4:2 O mũndũ nĩ ahũthĩre kĩheo o gĩothe kĩrĩa amũkĩrĩte nĩguo atungatagĩre andũ arĩa angĩ, arĩ ta mũramati mwĩhokeku wa wega wa Ngai wa mĩthemba mĩingĩ. 11Mũndũ o wothe angĩkorwo akĩaria-rĩ, nĩarie taarĩ mũndũ ũkũheana ciugo cia Ngai. Nake mũndũ o wothe angĩkorwo agĩtungata-rĩ, nĩatungate na hinya ũrĩa ũheanagwo nĩ Ngai, nĩgeetha Ngai agoocagwo maũndũ-inĩ mothe thĩinĩ wa Jesũ Kristũ. Nake nĩwe ũgũtũũra arĩ na riiri na hinya nginya tene na tene. Ameni.

Kũnyariirwo nĩ ũndũ wa Gũtuĩka Mũkristiano

12Arata akwa nyenda mũno, mũtikagegio nĩ magerio marĩa mũranyariirwo namo, taarĩ ũndũ mũgeni ũrekĩka thĩinĩ wanyu. 134:13 Math 5:12; Arom 8:17 No kenagai nĩgũkorwo nĩ mũgwatanĩire thĩinĩ wa kũnyariirĩka gwa Kristũ, nĩgeetha mũkaiyũrĩrĩrwo nĩ gĩkeno hĩndĩ ĩrĩa riiri wake ũkaaguũranĩrio. 14Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ inyuĩ mũngĩrumwo nĩ ũndũ wa rĩĩtwa rĩa Kristũ, nĩ ũndũ Roho ũrĩa ũrĩ na riiri, o we Roho wa Ngai, arĩ igũrũ rĩanyu. 15Mũndũ wanyu ndakananyariirwo ta mũũragani, kana mũici, kana mũgeri ngero ĩngĩ o yothe, o na kana ta mũndũ ũrĩa wĩtoonyagĩrĩria maũndũ-inĩ ma andũ angĩ. 164:16 Atũm 5:41No rĩrĩ, mũndũ angĩnyariirwo tondũ wa gũtuĩka Mũkristiano-rĩ, ndakanaconoke, no nĩagooce Ngai tondũ nĩaheetwo rĩĩtwa rĩu. 17Nĩgũkorwo ihinda nĩ ikinyu ciira wambĩrĩrie gũtuĩrwo andũ a nyũmba ya Ngai; na angĩkorwo ũkwambĩrĩria na ithuĩ-rĩ, gũgaagĩtuĩka atĩa harĩ arĩa mataathĩkagĩra Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Ngai? 184:18 Luk 23:31; Thim 11:31 Na rĩrĩ,

“Angĩkorwo nĩ ũndũ ũrĩ hinya mũndũ ũrĩa mũthingu kũhonoka-rĩ,

naguo ũhoro wa mũndũ ũrĩa ũtetĩkĩtie Ngai na ũrĩa mwĩhia ũgaakĩhaana atĩa?”

19Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, andũ arĩa manyariirĩkaga kũringana na ũrĩa Ngai endete, nĩmaheane mĩoyo yao kũrĩ Mũũmbi wao ũrĩa wa kwĩhokeka, na mathiĩ na mbere gwĩkaga maũndũ mega.