C. Arming Themselves
with the Mind of Christ for Suffering
1 Since Christ therefore has asuffered in the flesh, you also 2barm yourselves with the 3same mind (because he who has 4suffered in the flesh has ceased from csin),
2 1aNo longer to blive the rest of the time in the flesh in the clusts of men, but in the dwill of God.
3 For the time which has passed is asufficient for you to have carried out the 1desire of the bGentiles, having gone on 2in licentiousness, lusts, debaucheries, carousings, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries.
4 In this they think it 1strange that you are not 2running together with them into the same 3flood of adissoluteness, 4slandering you;
5 1Who will 2arender an account to bHim who is ready to 3judge the living and the dead.
6 For unto this end the gospel was announced also to 1those who are now dead, that they might be 2ajudged in the flesh according to men but live in the 3spirit according to God.