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1 Peter 4

16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!17 For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God's household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God's Good News?18 And also,

"If the righteous are barely saved,
  what will happen to godless sinners?"*

19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

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4:18 Prov 11:31 (Greek version).

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