Forasmuch then as the Messiah (haMashiach) 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;
2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the desires of men, but to the will of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles (Goyim), when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries;
4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you;
5 Who shall give account to Him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
6 For this cause was the gospel (good news) preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God (Elohim) in the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand; be you therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And above all things have fervent love among yourselves; for love shall cover the multitude of sins. – Prov. 10:12
9 Be hospitable one to another without grudging.
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
11 If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God (Elohim); if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God (Elohim) giveth; that God (Elohim) in all things may be glorified through YHWH haMashiach, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. So be it (Amen).
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you;
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of the Messiah (haMashiach)’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
14 If you be reproached for the name of the Messiah (haMashiach), happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) resteth upon you; on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.
15 But 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.
16 Yet if any man suffers as a follower of Messiah (Mashiach), let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify יהוה (YHWH) on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of יהוה (YHWH); and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel (good news) of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH))?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? – Prov. 11:31
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.