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That is why the Good News was preached even to those who were dead—killed by the flood[a]—so that although their bodies were punished with death, they could still live in their spirits as God lives.

The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore be earnest, thoughtful men of prayer. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love makes up for many of your faults.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:6 killed by the flood, implied; see 3:19-20.
  2. 1 Peter 4:8 love makes up for many of your faults, or “love overlooks each other’s many faults.”

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