Add parallel Print Page Options

For this is why the good news (the Gospel) was preached [[a]in their lifetime] even to the dead, that though judged in fleshly bodies as men are, they might live in the spirit as God does.

But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and [b]disregards the offenses of others].(A)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:6 Most commentators interpret this preaching to be a past event, done not after these people had died, but while they were still alive.
  2. 1 Peter 4:8 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

Bible Gateway Recommends

Amplified Holy Bible, hardcover
Amplified Holy Bible, hardcover
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $19.99
Save: $10.00 (33%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
KJV and Amplified Parallel Bible, Large Print, Hardcover
KJV and Amplified Parallel Bible, Large Print, Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $29.49
Save: $20.50 (41%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NKJV Amplified Parallel Bible Hardcover Large Print
NKJV Amplified Parallel Bible Hardcover Large Print
Retail: $39.95
Our Price: $23.99
Save: $15.96 (40%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors