For the time that is past (A)suffices (B)for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of (C)debauchery, and (D)they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready (E)to judge the living and the dead. For this is why (F)the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

(G)The end of all things is at hand; therefore (H)be self-controlled and sober-minded (I)for the sake of your prayers.

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