1 Peter 4:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
1 Peter 4:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God.
1 Peter 4:6 International Standard Version (ISV)
6 Indeed, this is why the gospel was proclaimed even to those who have died, so that they could be judged in their mortal flesh like all humans and live in the spiritual realm like God.
1 Peter 4:6 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
6 For, for this cause was the gospel preached also to the dead: that they might be judged indeed according to men, in the flesh; but may live according to God, in the Spirit.
These revised versions offer changes to the scripture to justify Roman Catholic beliefs that are rooted in paganism. The above scripture has been changed to justify the theology of purgatory and reincarnation of the flesh.
The verse in its origin speaks to those who are dead in their transgressions.