Original Douay Rheims Bible (1582 & 1610)

The First Epistle of Saint Peter the Apostle

That they arme themselues, to sinne no more after Baptisme, against the tentations of the Heathen, considering that the general end now approcheth: 8. specially toward their euen-Christians to shew their charitie, hospitalitie, and grace, doing al to the glorie of God. 12. And as for being persecuted because they are Christians, to reioyce, considering the reward that they shal haue with Christ, and damnation that they auoid hereby.
1. CHRIST therfore hauing suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same cogitation. Because he that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased from sinnes:
2. that now not after the desires of men, but according to the wil of God he liue the rest of his time in the flesh.
3. For the time past sufficeth (to accomplish the wil of the Gentils) them that haue walked in riotousnes, desires, excesse of wine, banketings, potations, and vnlawful seruices of Idols.
4. Wherein they maruel blaspheming, you not concurring into the same confusion of riotousnes.
5. Who shal render account to him, which is ready to iudge the liuing and the dead.
6. For, for this cause also was it euangelized to the dead: that they may be iudged indeed according to men, in the flesh: but may liue according to God in the Spirit.
7. And the end of al shal approch. Be wise therfore, and watch in praiers.
8. But before al things, hauing mutual charitie continual among your selues: because charitie couereth the multitude of sinnes.
9. Vsing hospitalitie one toward another without murmuring.
10. Euery one as he hath receiued grace, ministring the same one toward another: as good dispensers of the manifold grace of God.
11. If any man speake, as the words of God. If any man minister, as of the power, which God administreth. That in al things God may be honoured by Iesvs Christ: to whom is glorie & empire for euer and euer. Amen.
12. My dearest, thinke it not strange in the feruour which is to you for a tentation, as though some new thing happened to you:
13. But communicating with the passions of Christ, be glad, that in the reuelation also of his glorie you may be glad reioycing.
14. If you be reuiled in the name of Christ, you shal be blessed: because that which is of the honour, glorie, and vertue of God, and the Spirit which is his, shal rest vpon you.
15. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a theefe, or a railer, or a coueter of other mens things.
16. But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God in this name.
17. For the time is that iudgement begin of the house of God. And if first of vs, what shal be the end of them that beleeue not the Ghospel of God?
18. And if the iust man shal scarce be saued, where shal the impious & sinner appeare?
19. Therfore they also that suffer according to the wil of God, let them commend their soules to the faithful Creatour, in good deeds.