1 Peter 1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To the pilgrims a of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
b elect c according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, d in sanctification of the Spirit, for e obedience and f sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:
g Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
h Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who i according to His abundant mercy j has begotten us again to a living hope k through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, l reserved in heaven for you,
m who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
n In this you greatly rejoice, though now o for a little while, if need be, p you have been grieved by various trials,
that q the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though r it is tested by fire, s may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
t whom having not seen you love. u Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
receiving the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls.
Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
searching what, or what manner of time, v the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven - things which w angels desire to look into.
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
as obedient children, not x conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
y but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, z "Be holy, for I am holy."
And if you call on the Father, who a without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
but b with the precious blood of Christ, c as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
d He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest e in these last times for you
who through Him believe in God, f who raised Him from the dead and g gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Since you h have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere i love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
j having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, k through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
l "All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
m But the word of the LORD endures forever."
n Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
1 Peter 1:20
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name.
So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Peter 3:21
There is also an antitype which now saves us - baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality.
1 John 4:20
If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 Peter 4:2
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
1 Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.
Whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
And made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Let brotherly love continue.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
Isaiah 40:6 - 8
The voice said, "Cry out!" And he said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
But the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.