“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:”
King James Version (KJV)
4:3 Revellings, banquetings - Have these words any meaning now? They had, seventeen hundred years ago. Then the former meant, meetings to eat; meetings, the direct end of which was, to please the taste: the latter, meetings to drink: both of which Christians then ranked with abominable idolatries.
1Pe 4:3 For the time past may suffice us enough. That was enough time for sin. To have wrought the will of the Gentiles. Lived the unholy lives common among the heathen. When we walked. Peter describes the common sins, sins of the Gentile world, sins in which too many Jews imitated them. In lasciviousness, lusts. Sins of uncleanness. Excess of wine. Drunkenness. Revellings. Riotous merry making is meant. See Ro 13:13 Ga 5:21. Banquetings. "Carousings", as in the Revised Version.