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1 Peter 4:2

    1 Peter 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 4:2

    That he no longer should live - in the flesh - Governed by the base principle of giving up his faith to save his life; to the lusts of men - according to the will of his idolatrous persecutors; but to the will of God; which will of God is, that he should retain the truth, and live according to its dictates, though he should suffer for it.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 4:2

    That he no longer should live - That is, he has become, through the death of Christ, dead to the world and to the former things which influenced him, in order that he should hereafter live not to the lusts of the flesh. See the notes at 2 Corinthians 5:15.

    The rest of his time in the flesh - The remainder of the time that he is to continue in the flesh; that is, that he is to live on the earth.

    To the lusts of men - Such lusts as people commonly live for and indulge in. Some of these are enumerated in the following verse.

    But to the will of God - In such a manner as God commands. The object of redemption is to rescue us from being swayed by wicked lusts, and to bring us to be conformed wholly to the will of God.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.