It was a gospel that Christ preached to them, for without it they would not have come to “live according to God” at all. 1 Peter 4:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:6, NIV: "For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit." (2) But if 1Peter 4:6 clenches the warning to the Christians not to become antinomian, then we must understand the destiny of these dead to whom Christ preached to be not the brightest, after all. Table of Contents. 4:5 being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. May e grace and f peace be multiplied to you.. Born Again to a Living Hope. 1 Peter 4:6. There is a particle in the original - μὲν men, "indeed" - which has not been retained in the common translation, but which is quite important to the sense: "that they might indeed be judged in the flesh, but live," etc. It there means certainly a judicial punishment, or even judicial destruction. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. “It is better,” the Apostle said, “to suffer in well-doing than in evil-doing.” They must take their choice, that is, which kind of suffering they would have. 1 Peter 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:13, NIV: "But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." John Piper Jan 13, 2008 57 Shares Sermon. And he’d caught a glimpse of the glory to follow (2 Pe 1:16–18; Mk 9:2–3). What does Peter tell us to combat these lies? 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. This is done in order to see if this passage even allows itself to be interpreted as a reference to Christ’s descent. 1 Peter 3:13 Parallel Commentaries. Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. To those who are elect exiles of a the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to b the foreknowledge of God the Father, c in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and d for sprinkling with his blood:. 1 Peter 4:13, ESV: "But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed." Sep 15, 2016. * Peter was one of the original twelve apostles sent by Jesus for the specific purpose of testifying that Jesus was raised from the dead – Luke 5:1-11; 6:13-15; John 15:27; Acts 1:8. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; MARK DUNAGAN. * [3:8–12] For the proper ordering of Christian life in its various aspects as described in 1 Pt 2:11–3:9, there is promised the blessing expressed in Ps 34:13–17. Feb 10, 2008. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:6. He prevents an objection, that, seeing Christ came very lately, they may seem to be excusable who died before. This is the interpretation proposed by Wetstein, Rosenmuller, Bloomfield, and others. 1 Peter 1. --1 Peter iii. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 b. When it says “the gospel was preached to the dead also,” it implies a similar preaching to others, viz., to the heathen who were to “give account,” and that the result of the preaching would be the same. Now “judgment” is a neutral word, which, in Scripture, takes its colour from the surroundings, so that it sometimes is a thing to be longed for (e.g., Psalm 43:1; Psalm 72:2; Hebrews 10:30); at other times a thing to be dreaded, as here. 13. The word live here seems to refer to the whole life that was the consequence of their being brought under the power of the gospel: (a) that they might have spiritual life imparted to them; (b) that they might live a life of holiness in this world; (c) that they might live hereafter in the world to come. 1 Peter 4:18, ESV: "And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”" 1 Peter 4:18, KJV: "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 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