1Therefore, since Messiah suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,#See Rom. 6:2-22; 1Pe. 2:25
2so that he no longer lives the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but according to the desire of Elohim.
3For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the desire of the nations, having walked in indecencies, lusts, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties, and abominable idolatries,
4in which they are surprised that you do not run with them in the same flood of loose behaviour, blaspheming,
5who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6For this reason the Good News was also brought to those who are dead, so that, whereas they are judged according to men in the flesh, they might live according to Elohim in the spirit.
7But the end of all has drawn near. Therefore be sober-minded, and be attentive in the prayers.
8And above all have fervent love for one another, because love covers a great number of sins.#Pro. 10:12
9Welcome one another without grumbling.
10As each one has received a gift, serve one another, as good trustees of the manifold favour of Elohim.
11If anyone speaks, let it be as the Words of Elohim. If anyone serves, let it be as with the strength which Elohim provides, so that Elohim might be praised in it all through יהושע Messiah, to whom belong the esteem and the rule forever and ever. Amĕn.
12Beloved ones, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that is coming upon you, to try you, as though some unusual matter has befallen you,
13but as you share Messiah’s sufferings, rejoice, in order that you might rejoice exultingly at the revelation of His esteem.
14If you are reproached for the Name of Messiah, you are blessed, because the Spirit of esteem and of Elohim rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is praised.
15For do not let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or doer of evil, or as a meddler.
16But if one suffers being ‘messianist’, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter.
17Because it is time for judgment to begin from the House of Elohim. And if firstly from us, what is the end of those who do not obey the Good News of Elohim?
18And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear?#Pro. 11:31
19So then, those who suffer according to the desire of Elohim should commit their lives to a trustworthy Creator, in doing good.