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1 Peter 4:4-5

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4:4 So 1  they are astonished 2  when you do not rush with them into the same flood of wickedness, and they vilify you. 3  4:5 They will face a reckoning before 4  Jesus Christ 5  who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

1 tn Grk “in/by which,” referring to the change of behavior described in v. 3. The unbelievers are astonished by the readers’ moral transformation. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

2 tn Or “are surprised, are taken aback.” The same verb occurs in 4:12.

3 tn Grk “blaspheming,” giving the result of their astonishment. Here the target of their “blasphemy/vilification” is not God but the Christian.

4 tn Grk “give an account to.”

5 tn Grk “the one”; the referent (Jesus Christ) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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