1 Peter 4:2
Good News Translation
From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God's will and not by human desires.

New Revised Standard Version
so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God.

Contemporary English Version
It means you have turned from your own desires and want to obey God for the rest of your life.

New American Bible
so as not to spend what remains of one’s life in the flesh on human desires, but on the will of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God.


1 Peter 2:1,14 Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions, . . .

Romans 7:4 Therefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law, by the body of Christ: that you may belong to another, who is risen again from the dead that we may bring forth fruit to God.

Romans 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself: and no man dieth to himself.

Ephesians 4:17,22-24 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind: . . .

Ephesians 5:7,8 Be ye not therefore partakers with them. . . .

Colossians 3:7,8 In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them. . . .

Titus 3:3-8 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

the lusts.

Hosea 6:7 But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant, there have they dealt treacherously against me.


Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Ephesians 2:3 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

the will.

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy good spirit shall lead me into the right land:

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

John 1:13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 7:17 If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Romans 6:11 So do you also reckon that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

2 Corinthians 5:15 And Christ died for all: that they also who live may not now live to themselves, but unto him who died for them and rose again.

Galatians 2:19,20 For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I may live to God; with Christ I am nailed to the cross. . . .

Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore, become not unwise: but understanding what is the will of God.

Ephesians 6:6 Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men: but, as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Colossians 1:9 Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding:

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.

Hebrews 13:21 Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.

James 1:18 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.

Living for God's Glory
1Christ therefore having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sins: 2That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God. 3For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and unlawful worshipping of idols.…
Cross References
Mark 3:35
For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Romans 6:2
God forbid! For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

Colossians 3:3
For you are dead: and your life is hid with Christ in God.

1 Peter 1:14
As children of obedience, not fashioned according to the former desires of your ignorance,

1 Peter 4:1
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