NASB — 1 Peter 1 — KJV

A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

1 aPeter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

¶ To those who reside as baliens, cscattered throughout dPontus, eGalatia, dCappadocia, dAsia, and fBithynia, gwho are chosen 2 according to the aforeknowledge of God the Father, bby the sanctifying work of the Spirit, Ito cobey Jesus Christ and be dsprinkled with His blood: eMay grace and peace IIbe yours in the fullest measure.

[1] a2P 1:1 b1P 2:11 cJm 1:1 dAc 2:9 eAc 16:6 fAc 16:7 gMt 24:22; Lk 18:7
[2] ILit unto obedience and sprinkling IILit be multiplied for you aRo 8:29; 1P 1:20 b2Th 2:13 c1P 1:14, 22 dHe 10:22; 12:24 e2P 1:2

3aBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who baccording to His great mercy chas caused us to be born again to da living hope through the eresurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to [obtain] an ainheritance [which is] imperishable and undefiled and bwill not fade away, creserved in heaven for you, 5 who are aprotected by the power of God bthrough faith for ca salvation ready dto be revealed in the last time. 6 aIn this you greatly rejoice, even though now bfor a little while, cif necessary, you have been distressed by dvarious Itrials, 7 so that the Iaproof of your faith, [being] more precious than gold which IIis perishable, beven though tested by fire, cmay be found to result in praise and glory and honor at dthe revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and athough you have not seen Him, you blove Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and Ifull of glory, 9 obtaining as athe outcome of your faith the salvation of Iyour souls.

[3] a2Co 1:3 bGa 6:16; Tit 3:5 cJm 1:18; 1P 1:23 d1P 1:13, 21; 3:5, 15; 1 Jn 3:3 e1Co 15:20; 1P 3:21
[4] aAc 20:32; Ro 8:17; Col 3:24 b1P 5:4 c2Ti 4:8
[5] aJn 10:28; Php 4:7 bEp 2:8 c1Co 1:21; 2Th 2:13 d1P 4:13; 5:1
[6] IOr temptations aRo 5:2 b1P 5:10 c1P 3:17 dJm 1:2; 1P 4:12
[7] IOr genuineness IILit perishes aJm 1:3 b1Co 3:13 cRo 2:7 dLk 17:30; 1P 1:13; 4:13
[8] ILit glorified aJn 20:29 bEp 3:19
[9] IOne early ms does not contain your aRo 6:22

10aAs to this salvation, the prophets who bprophesied of the cgrace that [would come] to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 Iseeking to know what person or time athe Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He bpredicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories IIto follow. 12 It 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 apreached the gospel to you by bthe Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which cangels long to Ilook.

[10] aMt 13:17; Lk 10:24 bMt 26:24 c1P 1:13
[11] IOr inquiring IILit after these a2P 1:21 bMt 26:24
[12] IOr gain a clear glimpse a1P 1:25; 4:6 bAc 2:2-4 c1Ti 3:16

13 ¶ Therefore, Iaprepare your minds for action, IIbkeep sober [in spirit], fix your chope completely on the dgrace IIIto be brought to you at ethe revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As Iaobedient children, do not IIbbe conformed to the former lusts [which were yours] in your cignorance, 15 but Ialike the Holy One who called you, IIbbe holy yourselves also cin all [your] behavior; 16 because it is written, “aYOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”

[13] ILit gird the loins of your mind IILit be sober IIIOr which is announced aEp 6:14 b1Th 5:6, 8; 2Ti 4:5; 1P 4:7; 5:8 c1P 1:3 d1P 1:10 e1P 1:7
[14] ILit children of obedience IIOr conform yourselves a1P 1:2 bRo 12:2; 1P 4:2f cEp 4:18
[15] ILit according to IIOr become a1Th 4:7; 1 Jn 3:3 b2Co 7:1 cJm 3:13
[16] aLv 11:44f; 19:2; 20:7

17 ¶ If you aaddress as Father the One who bimpartially cjudges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves din fear during the time of your estay [on earth]; 18 knowing that you were not Iaredeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your bfutile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious ablood, as of a blamb unblemished and spotless, [the blood] of Christ. 20 For He was aforeknown before bthe foundation of the world, but has cappeared Iin these last times dfor the sake of you 21 who through Him are abelievers in God, who raised Him from the dead and bgave Him glory, so that your faith and chope are in God.

[17] aPs 89:26; Jr 3:19; Mt 6:9 bAc 10:34 cMt 16:27 d2Co 7:1; He 12:28; 1P 3:15 e1P 2:11
[18] IOr ransomed aIs 52:3; 1Co 6:20; Tit 2:14; He 9:12 bEp 4:17
[19] aAc 20:28; 1P 1:2 bJn 1:29
[20] ILit at the end of the times aAc 2:23; Ep 1:4; 1P 1:2; Rv 13:8 bMt 25:34 cHe 9:26 dHe 2:14
[21] aRo 4:24; 10:9 bJn 17:5, 24; 1Ti 3:16; He 2:9 c1P 1:3

22 ¶ Since you have ain obedience to the truth bpurified your souls for a Icsincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from IIthe heart, 23 for you have been aborn again bnot of seed which is perishable but imperishable, [that is], through the living and enduring cword of God. 24 For,
  “aALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS,
  AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS.
  THE GRASS WITHERS,
  AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,
  25 aBUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.”
And this is bthe word which was Ipreached to you.

[22] ILit unhypocritical IITwo early mss read a clean heart a1P 1:2 bJm 4:8 cJn 13:34; Ro 12:10; He 13:1; 1P 2:17; 3:8
[23] aJn 3:3; 1P 1:3 bJn 1:13 cHe 4:12
[24] aIs 40:6ff; Jm 1:10f
[25] ILit preached as good news to you aIs 40:8 bHe 6:5


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He blesseth God for his manifold spiritual graces:

1 ¶ Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the 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: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.

[1] Lv 26:33; Dt 4:27; 28:64; 32:26; Es 3:8; Ps 44:11; Ezk 6:8; Mt 4:18; 10:2; Jn 1:41; 7:35; 11:52; 21:15; Ac 2:5, 9; 6:9; 8:4; 16:6, 7; 18:2, 23; 19:10; 20:16; 1Co 16:19; 2Co 1:8; Ga 1:2; Ep 2:12, 19; 2Ti 1:15; He 11:13; Jm 1:1; 1P 2:11; Rv 1:11.
[2] Dt 7:6; Is 55:7; 65:9, 22; Dn 4:1; 6:25; Mt 24:22, 24, 31; Mk 13:20, 22, 27; Lk 18:7; Jn 15:16; Ac 2:23; 15:18; 20:32; Ro 1:5, 7; 8:13, 29, 33; 9:23; 11:2, 5, 28; 15:16; 16:19, 26; 1Co 1:30; 6:11; 2Co 10:5; 13:14; Ep 1:4; Col 3:12; 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 2:10; Tit 1:1; He 5:9; 9:19; 11:28; 12:24; 1P 1:22; 2:9; 2P 1:2; 2Jn 1:1, 13; Jde 1:2.
[3] Ex 34:6; 1K 8:15; 1Ch 29:10, 20; Ps 41:13; 72:18; 86:5, 15; Is 26:19; Jna 4:2; Jn 1:13; 3:3; Ro 4:25; 5:4, 10, 15; 8:11, 24; 12:12; 15:13; 1Co 13:13; 15:20; 2Co 1:3; Ep 1:3, 7, 17; 2:4, 6, 7; 3:20; Col 1:23, 27; 1Th 1:3; 4:13; 1Ti 1:14; Tit 2:13; 3:4; He 3:6; 6:18; Jm 1:18; 1P 1:23; 2:2; 3:21; 1Jn 2:29; 3:3, 9; 4:7; 5:1, 4, 18.
[4] Ps 31:19; Is 40:7; Ezk 47:12; Mt 25:34; Ac 20:32; 26:18; 1Co 9:25; 15:52; Ga 3:18; Ep 1:11, 14, 18; Col 1:5, 12; 3:3; 2Ti 4:8; He 9:15; Jm 1:11; 1P 3:9; 5:4; Rv 21:27.
[5] 1S 2:9; Jb 19:25; Ps 37:23, 28; 103:17; 125:1; Pv 2:8; Is 45:17; 51:6; 54:17; Jr 32:40; Jn 4:14; 5:24; 10:28; 12:48; 17:11, 15; Ro 8:31; 11:20; 2Co 1:24; Ga 2:20; Ep 2:8; 3:17; Php 1:6; 1Th 1:3; 2Th 2:13; 1Ti 6:14; 2Ti 3:15; Tit 2:13; He 6:12; 9:28; 1P 1:13; 1Jn 3:2; Jde 1:1, 24.
[6] 1S 2:1; Jb 9:27; Ps 9:14; 34:19; 35:10; 69:20; 95:1; 119:28, 75; Is 12:2; 61:3, 10; Lm 3:32; Mt 5:12; 11:28; 26:37; Lk 1:47; 2:10; 10:20; Jn 16:22, 33; Ac 14:22; Ro 5:2, 11; 9:2; 12:12; 1Co 4:9; 2Co 4:7, 17; 6:10; 11:23; 12:9; Ga 5:22; Php 2:26; 3:3; 4:4; 1Th 1:6; He 11:35; 12:7, 11; Jm 1:2, 9; 4:9; 1P 1:7, 8; 4:7, 13; 5:10.
[7] 1S 2:30; Jb 23:10; Ps 66:10; Pv 3:13; 8:19; 16:16; 17:3; Ec 5:14; Is 48:10; Jr 9:7; 48:36; Zc 13:9; Mal 3:3; Mt 19:28; 25:21, 23; Lk 12:20, 33; Jn 5:44; 12:26; Ac 8:20; Ro 2:7, 29; 5:3; 1Co 3:13; 4:5; 2Th 1:7; Jm 1:3, 12; 5:2; 1P 1:5; 2:4, 7; 4:12; 2P 1:1, 4; 3:10; Jde 1:24; Rv 1:7; 2:10; 3:10, 18; 18:16.
[8] So 1:7; 5:9, 16; Hab 3:17; Mt 10:37; 25:35; Jn 8:42; 14:15, 21, 24; 16:22; 20:29; 21:15; Ac 16:34; Ro 14:17; 15:13; 1Co 16:22; 2Co 1:22; 4:18; 5:7, 14; 9:15; 12:4; Ga 5:6, 22; Ep 1:13; 6:24; Php 1:25; 3:3; 4:4; He 11:1, 27; 1P 1:6; 2:7; 5:4; 1Jn 4:19, 20.
[9] Ro 6:22; He 11:13; Jm 1:21.

shewing that the salvation in Christ is no news, but a thing prophesied of old:

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that 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 with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

[10] Gn 49:10; Pv 2:4; Dn 2:44; 9:3; Hg 2:7; Zc 6:12; Mt 13:17; Lk 10:24; 24:25, 44; Jn 5:39; 7:52; Ac 3:22; 7:52; 10:43; 13:27; 17:11; 28:23; He 11:13, 40; 1P 1:11; 2P 1:19.
[11] Gn 3:15; 49:10; Ps 22:1, 22; 69:1, 30; 88:1; 110:1; Is 9:6; 49:6; 52:13; 53:1, 11; Dn 2:34, 44; 7:13; 9:24; Zc 8:18; 13:7; 14:9; Lk 24:25, 44; Jn 12:41; Ac 26:22; Ro 8:9; Ga 4:6; 1P 3:18; 2P 1:21; Rv 19:10.
[12] Ex 25:20; Pv 1:23; Is 11:2; 32:15; 44:3; 53:1; Dn 2:19, 22, 28, 47; 8:13; 9:24; 10:1; 12:5, 9, 13; Jol 2:28; Am 3:7; Zc 12:10; Mt 11:25, 27; 16:17; Mk 16:15; Lk 2:26; 9:6; 15:10; Jn 15:26; 16:7; Ac 2:4, 17, 33; 4:8, 31; 8:25; 10:44; 16:10; Ro 1:15, 17; 10:15; 15:19; 1Co 2:10; 2Co 1:22; 6:6; Ga 1:12, 16; Ep 3:10; 1Th 1:5; 2:9; He 2:4; 4:2; 11:13, 39; Rv 5:11.

and exhorteth them accordingly to a godly conversation, forasmuch as they are now born anew by the Word of God.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

[13] Ex 12:11; 1K 18:46; 2K 4:29; Jb 38:3; 40:7; Is 11:5; Jr 1:17; Lk 12:35; 17:8, 30; 21:34; Ro 13:13; 15:4; 1Co 1:7; 13:13; Ep 6:14; 1Th 5:6, 8; 2Th 1:7; 2Ti 4:8; Tit 2:11; He 3:6; 6:19; 9:28; 10:35; 1P 1:3, 4; 3:15; 4:7; 5:8; 1Jn 3:3.
[14] Ac 17:30; Ro 6:4; 12:2; Ep 2:2; 4:18; 5:6; Col 3:5; 1Th 4:5; Tit 3:3; 1P 4:2.
[15] Is 6:3; Mt 5:48; Lk 1:74; Ro 8:28; 9:24; 2Co 7:1; Ep 5:1; Php 1:27; 2:15; 3:14, 20; 1Th 2:12; 4:3, 7; 1Ti 4:12; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 2:11; 3:8, 14; He 12:14; 13:5; Jm 3:13; 1P 2:9, 12; 3:16; 5:10; 2P 1:3, 4, 10; 3:11; Rv 3:7; 4:8; 6:10.
[16] Lv 11:44; 19:2; 20:7; Am 3:3.
[17] Gn 47:9; Dt 10:17; 1Ch 29:15; 2Ch 19:7; Jb 34:19; Ps 39:12; Pv 14:16; 28:14; Zp 3:9; Mt 6:9; 7:7; 22:16; Ac 10:34; Ro 2:10; 11:20; 2Co 1:2; 5:6; 7:1, 11; Ga 2:6; Ep 1:17; 3:14; 6:9; Php 2:12; Col 3:25; He 4:1; 11:13; 12:28; 1P 2:11.
[18] Ps 39:6; 49:7; 62:10; Jr 4:11; 9:14; 16:19; 44:17; Ezk 20:18; Am 2:4; Zc 1:4; Mt 15:2; Ac 7:51; 19:34; Ro 1:21; 1Co 3:20; 6:20; 7:23; Ga 1:4; 1P 1:7; 4:3.
[19] Ex 12:5; Is 53:7; Dn 9:24; Zc 13:7; Mt 20:28; 26:28; Jn 1:29, 36; Ac 8:32; 20:28; 1Co 5:7; Ep 1:7; Col 1:14; He 9:12; 1P 2:22; 3:18; 1Jn 1:7; 2:2; Rv 1:5; 5:6, 9; 7:14; 14:1.
[20] Gn 3:15; Pv 8:23; Mi 5:2; Ac 3:25; Ro 3:25; 16:25; Ga 4:4; Ep 1:4, 10; 3:9, 11; Col 1:26; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 1:2; He 1:2; 9:26; 1Jn 1:2; 3:5, 8; 4:9; Rv 13:8.
[21] Ps 42:5; 146:3; Jr 17:7; Mt 28:18; Jn 3:34; 5:22, 24; 12:44; 13:31; 14:1, 6; 17:1; Ac 2:24, 32, 33; 3:13, 15; 4:10; Ep 1:12, 15, 20; Php 2:9; Col 1:27; 1Ti 1:1; He 2:9; 6:1; 7:25; 1P 1:11; 3:22.
[22] Jn 13:34; 15:3, 17; 17:17, 19; Ac 6:7; 15:9; Ro 1:5; 2:8; 6:16; 8:13; 12:9; 2Co 6:6; Ga 3:1; 5:5, 7; Ep 4:3; Php 1:9; 1Th 3:12; 4:8; 2Th 1:3; 2:13; 1Ti 1:3, 5; 4:12; 5:2; 2Ti 1:14; He 5:9; 6:10; 9:14; 11:8; 13:1; Jm 2:15; 4:8; 1P 2:17; 3:1, 8; 4:8, 17; 2P 1:7; 1Jn 3:11, 14, 23; 4:7, 12, 20; 5:1; Rv 2:4.
[23] Jr 23:28; Mal 2:3; Mt 24:35; Jn 1:3; 3:5; 6:63; Ro 1:23; 1Co 15:53; He 4:12; Jm 1:18; 1P 1:3, 25; 1Jn 3:9; 5:18.
[24] 2K 19:26; Ps 37:2; 90:5; 92:7; 102:4; 103:15; 129:6; Is 40:6; Jm 1:10; 4:14; 1Jn 2:17.
[25] Ps 102:12, 26; 119:89; Is 40:8; Mt 5:18; Lk 16:17; Jn 1:1, 14; 1Co 1:21; 2:2; 15:1; Ep 2:17; 3:8; Tit 1:3; 1P 1:12, 23; 2:2; 2P 1:19; 1Jn 1:1, 3.


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