1 Peter 1

1 Peter


1 Peter, a an apostle of Jesus Christ:To the temporary residents b dispersed
Jewish people scattered throughout Gentile lands who spoke Gk and were influenced by Gk culture.
d in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia,
Asia: A Roman province that is now part of modern Turkey; it did not refer to the modern continent of Asia.
Asia, and Bithynia, f chosen g
2according to the foreknowledge h of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit i for obedience j and for sprinkling with the blood k of Jesus Christ.May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

A Living Hope

3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. l According to His great mercy, m He has given us a new birth n into a living hope o through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead p 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, q uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven r for you. 5You are being protected by God’s power s through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. t 6You rejoice in this,
Or In this [fact] rejoice
though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials v
7so that the genuineness of your faith w – more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire x – may result y in
Lit may be found for
praise, glory, and honor aa at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ab
8You love Him, ac though you have not seen ad Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice ae with inexpressible and glorious joy, 9because you are receiving the goal of your
Other mss read our, or they omit the possessive pronoun
faith, the salvation of your souls.
Or your lives

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets ah who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated. 11They inquired into what time or what circumstances
Or inquired about the person or time
the Spirit of Christ aj within them was indicating when He testified in advance ak to the messianic sufferings
Or the sufferings of Christ
am and the glories an that would follow.
Lit the glories after that
12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you ap by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. aq Angels desire to look into these things.

A Call to Holy Living

13 Therefore, with your minds ready for action,
Lit Therefore, when you have the loins of your mind girded
as be serious at and set your hope au completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation av of Jesus Christ.
14 As obedient children, aw do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. 15 But as the One who called you ax is holy, ay you also are to be holy in all your conduct; 16 for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy. az , ba

17 And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially bb based on each one’s work, bc you are to conduct yourselves in fear bd during the time of your temporary residence. 18 For you know that you were
redemption/redeemed: The deliverance from bondage by a payment or ransom (Mk 10:45; 1Pe 1:18-19)
redeemed from your empty way of life bf inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, bg
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, bh like that of a lamb bi without defect or blemish. 20He was chosen
Or foreknown
bk before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times bl for you
21 who through Him are believers in God, bm who raised Him from the dead bn and gave Him glory, bo so that your faith and hope are in God.

22 By obedience to the truth,
Other mss add through the Spirit
having purified yourselves
Or purified your souls
for sincere love of the
brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.
brothers, love one another bs earnestly
Or intensely
from a pure
Other mss omit pure
heart, bv
23since you have been born again bw – not of perishable seed bx but of imperishable – through the living and enduring word of God. by 24 For

All flesh is like grass,
and all its glory bz like a flower of the grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever. ca , cb

And this is the word that was preached as the gospel to you.
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