1 Peter 1 ©
The apostle's address to the strangers elect in Christ, dispersed throughout the lesser Asia. He blesseth God for having raised them to the hope of a blessed immortality. He sheweth that their salvation in Christ had been foretold by the prophets of old; and exhorteth them to a vigilant and holy conversation, suitable to their calling, and redemption by the blood of Christ; and to mutual love.
aPETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to bthe strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
cElect according to dthe foreknowledge of God the Father, ethrough sanctification of the Spirit, funto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: gGrace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
hBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which iaccording to his 1abundant mercy jhath begotten us again unto a *lively hope kby the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
That pthe trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Searching what, or what manner of time uthe Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, vwhen it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Unto whom it was revealed, wthat not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you xwith the Holy *Ghost sent down from heaven; ywhich things the angels desire to look into.
Wherefore z*gird up the loins of your mind, abe sober, and hope 3to the end for the bgrace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
But as he which fhath called you is holy, gso be ye holy in all *manner of h*conversation;
And if ye jcall on the Father, kwho without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, lpass the time of your sojourning here in mfear:
rWho *verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but swas manifest in these last times for you,
Who tby him do believe in God, that uraised him up from the dead, and vgave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.