For (A)the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, [a](B)having pursued a course of indecent behavior, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries. In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them in the same excesses of (C)[b]debauchery, and they (D)slander you; but they will give an account to Him who is ready to judge (E)the living and the dead. For (F)the gospel has for this purpose been [c]preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as people, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:3 Lit having gone in
  2. 1 Peter 4:4 Or reckless abandon
  3. 1 Peter 4:6 I.e., preached in their lifetimes