KĔPHA 1 – 4

1 Therefore, since Mashiaḥ suffered for you in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

2 so 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.

3 For enough of our past lifetime we have done the desire of the gentiles, having walked in indecencies, lusts, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties, and abominable idolatries,

4 in which they are surprised that you do not run with them in the same flood of loose behaviour, blaspheming,

5 who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

6 For 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.

7 But the end of all has drawn near. Therefore be sober-minded, and be attentive in the prayers.

8 And above all have fervent love for one another, because love covers a great number of sins.

9 Welcome one another without grumbling.

10 As each one has received a gift, serve one another, as good trustees of the manifold favour of Elohim.

11 If anyone speaks – as the Words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. If anyone serves – with the strength which Elohim provides, so that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 might be praised in it all through 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ, to whom belong the esteem and the rule forever and ever. Amĕn.

12 Beloved 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,

13 but as you share Mashiaḥ’s sufferings, rejoice, in order that you might rejoice exultingly at the revelation of His esteem.

14 If you are reproached for the Name of Mashiaḥ – baruḵ, because the Ruaḥ of esteem and of Elohim rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is praised.

15 For do not let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or doer of evil, or as a meddler.

16 But if being Mashiaḥiyim, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter.

17 Because 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?

18 And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear?

19 So then, those who suffer according to the desire of Elohim should commit their lives to a trustworthy Creator, in doing good.