1 Peter 1

A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

1 a  Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who reside as b  aliens c  scattered throughout d  Pontus e  Galatia f  Cappadocia g  Asia, and h  Bithynia i  who are chosen
2according to the j  foreknowledge of God the Father k  by the sanctifying work of the Spirit
Lit unto obedience and sprinkling
to m  obey Jesus Christ and be n  sprinkled with His blood: o  May grace and peace
Lit be multiplied for you
be yours in the fullest measure.

3 q  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who r  according to His great mercy s  has caused us to be born again to t  a living hope through the u  resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to obtain an v  inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and w  will not fade away, x  reserved in heaven for you, 5who are y  protected by the power of God z  through faith for aa  a salvation ready ab  to be revealed in the last time. 6 ac  In this you greatly rejoice, even though now ad  for a little while ae  if necessary, you have been distressed by af  various
Or temptations
trials,
7so that the
Or genuineness
,
ai  proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which
Lit perishes
is perishable ak  even though tested by fire al  may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at am  the revelation of Jesus Christ;
8and an  though you have not seen Him, you ao  love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and
Lit glorified
full of glory,
9obtaining as aq  the outcome of your faith the salvation of
One early ms does not contain your
your souls.

10 as  As to this salvation, the prophets who at  prophesied of the au  grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11
Or inquiring
seeking to know what person or time aw  the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He ax  predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories
Lit after these
to follow.
12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who az  preached the gospel to you by ba  the Holy Spirit sent from heaventhings into which bb  angels long to
Or gain a clear glimpse
look.

13Therefore
Lit gird the loins of your mind
,
be  prepare your minds for action,
Lit be sober
,
bg  keep sober in spirit, fix your bh  hope completely on the bi  grace
Or which is announced
to be brought to you at bk  the revelation of Jesus Christ.
14As
Lit children of obedience
,
bm  obedient children, do not
Or conform yourselves
,
bo  be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your bp  ignorance,
15but
Lit according to
,
br  like the Holy One who called you,
Or become
,
bt  be holy yourselves also bu  in all your behavior;
16because it is written bv  You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

17If you bw  address as Father the One who bx  impartially by  judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves bz  in fear during the time of your ca  stay on earth; 18knowing that you were not
Or ransomed
,
cc  redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your cd  futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
19but with precious ce  blood, as of a cf  lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20For He was cg  foreknown before ch  the foundation of the world, but has ci  appeared
Lit at the end of the times
in these last times ck  for the sake of you
21who through Him are cl  believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and cm  gave Him glory, so that your faith and cn  hope are in God.

22Since you have co  in obedience to the truth cp  purified your souls for a
Lit unhypocritical
,
cr  sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from
Two early mss read a clean heart
the heart,
23for you have been ct  born again cu  not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring cv  word of God. 24For, cw  All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,
25 cx  But the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is cy  the word which was
Lit preached as good news to you
preached to you.

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