As every man hath received the gift, even so
minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If any man speak, let him speak
as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it
as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye
; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as
a thief, or as
an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer
as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For the time is come
that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it
at us, what shall the end be
of them that obey not the gospel of God?