Peter Chapter 1
1 Peteran apostle of Jesus Christto the strangers scatteredthroughout PontusGalatiaCappadociaAsiaand Bithynia
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spiritunto obedience andsprinkling of the blood of Jesus ChristGrace unto youandpeacebe multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christwhichaccording to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto alively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
4 To an inheritance incorruptibleand undefiledand thatfadeth not awayreserved in heaven for you
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvationready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoicethough now for a seasonif needbeye are in heaviness through manifold temptations
7 That the trial of your faithbeing much more precious than ofgold that perisheththough it be tried with firemight befound unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing ofJesus Christ
8 Whom having not seenye lovein whomthough now ye see himnotyet believingye rejoice with joy unspeakable and fullof glory
9 Receiving the end of your faitheven the salvation of yoursouls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searcheddiligentlywho prophesied of the grace that should come untoyou
11 Searching whator what manner of time the Spirit of Christwhich was in them did signifywhen it testified beforehandthe sufferings of Christand the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealedthat not unto themselvesbut untous they did minister the thingswhich are now reported untoyou by them that have preached the gospel unto you with theHoly Ghost sent down from heavenwhich things the angelsdesire to look into.
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mindbe soberand hopeto the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at therevelation of Jesus Christ
14 As obedient childrennot fashioning yourselves according tothe former lusts in your ignorance
15 But as he which hath called you is holyso be ye holy in allmanner of conversation
16 Because it is writtenBe ye holyfor I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Fatherwho without respect of personsjudgeth according to every man s workpass the time of yoursojourning here in fear
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed withcorruptible thingsas silver and goldfrom your vainconversation received by tradition from your fathers
19 But with the precious blood of Christas of a lamb withoutblemish and without spot
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of theworldbut was manifest in these last times for you
21 Who by him do believe in Godthat raised him up from thedeadand gave him glorythat your faith and hope might be inGod.
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truththrough the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethrenseethat ye love one another with a pure heart fervently
23 Being born againnot of corruptible seedbut ofincorruptibleby the word of Godwhich liveth and abidethfor ever.
24 For all flesh is as grassand all the glory of man as theflower of grass. The grass witherethand the flower thereoffalleth away
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is theword which by the gospel is preached unto you.