For (A)the gospel has for this purpose been [a]preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.

(B)The end of all things [b]is near; therefore, (C)be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of [c]prayer. Above all, (D)keep fervent in your love for one another, because (E)love covers a multitude of sins.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:6 I.e. preached in their lifetimes
  2. 1 Peter 4:7 Lit has come near
  3. 1 Peter 4:7 Lit prayers

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