1 Peter, Chapter 1

1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you+ and peace be multiplied.
1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begot us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you+,
1:5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1:6 In which you+ greatly rejoice, though now for a little while it is necessary for you+ to have been put to grief in manifold trials,
1:7 that the proof of your+ faith, [being] more precious than gold that perishes though it is proved by fire, may be found to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
1:8 whom not having seen you+ love; on whom, though now you+ do not see him, yet believing, you+ rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1:9 receiving the end of your+ faith, [even] the salvation of [your+] souls.
1:10 Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that [should come] to you+:
1:11 searching what [time] or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did point to, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow them.
1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you+, they were providing these things, which now have been announced to you+ through those who preached the good news to you+ by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.
1:13 Therefore girding up the loins of your+ mind, be sober and set your+ hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought to you+ at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1:14 as sons of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your+ former desires in [the time of] your+ ignorance:
1:15 but like he who called you+ is holy, be+ yourselves also holy in all manner of living;
1:16 because it is written, You+ will be holy; for I am holy.
1:17 And if you+ call on him as Father, who without favoritism judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your+ sojourning in fear:
1:18 knowing that you+ were redeemed from your+ useless manner of life handed down from your+ fathers, not with corruptible things, silver or gold;
1:19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, [even the blood] of Christ:
1:20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your+ sake,
1:21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your+ faith and hope might be in God.
1:22 Seeing you+ have purified your+ souls in your+ obedience to the truth to unfeigned love of the brothers, love one another fervently from a pure heart:
1:23 having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and stays.
1:24 For, All flesh is as grass, And all its glory as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls:
1:25 But the word of the Lord stays forever. And this is the word of good news which was preached to you+.

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