1 Peter 4:2

“That he no longer should liue the rest of his time in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”

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Other Translations

That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
- King James Version

so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that you may give the rest of your lives in the flesh, not to the desires of men, but to the purpose of God.
- Basic English Bible

no longer to live the rest of [his] time in [the] flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.
- Darby Bible

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
- Webster's Bible

that in future you may spend the rest of your earthly lives, governed not by human passions, but by the will of God.
- Weymouth Bible

that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
- World English Bible

that that is left now in fleisch lyue not now to the desiris of men, but to the wille of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

no more in the desires of men, but in the will of God, to live the rest of the time in the flesh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:2


4:2 That ye may no longer live in the flesh - Even in this mortal body. To the desires of men - Either your own or those of others. These are various; but the will of God is one.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:2


1Pe 4:2 That he no longer should live . . . to the lusts of men. Hence, because we have "ceased from sin" (1Pe 4:1), we should live, henceforth, "to the will of God".

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Teri
    since Jesus suffered for our sins, we should try no tot sin either, but live our best for God. sometimes we have to disappoint others when we can't do the things they want us to...but we must instead follow Jesus and try to do His will.
  • Sunrise
    To die mean to sieze from all pleasurable desire, and to suffer mean to endure excruciating pain even when u go through such not because it is by evil u do but for sake of one u love with all your heart and ready to lay all for such a one as christ did for us.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Peter: intimate acquaintance: with Jesus: indicated in his Epistles: deeply affected: message of the Master: speaks of Christ and His sufferings: no question concerning Peter’s Authorship: Epistles: Imminence: return of Christ:Christians are to be sober: and watch with Prayer: Above all, fervent Love: express to others: Christ Suffered: Christians will also:
    Glory be Revealed: Exceeding Joy:Amen
  • Pickqueena burrell
    it teaches of what Christ had to go through .. he had to suffer it also teaches us to have charity which is love and we should treat one another with hospitality an that we also have to endure hardship and having things say about us but we should rejoice once it is deemed falsely cause Christ himself was accused but he had to fulfil purpose so take courage.
  • BSP
    Verse 1~Jesus not only died for us but he was willing to suffer in the flesh. As fleshly humans we must examine whether we are willing to imitate Christ and suffer if needed to honor Jehovah God and support his sovereignty.
  • Armando seng
    verse 17 judgment already started in the house of God, (bonafide Churhes) the upcoming judgment day is for the ungodly.ref 2Peter3:7 please advise.

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