1st Epistle of Peter   chapter 1

      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
      5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith
     unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last
      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.
     10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired
     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.
     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
     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
     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
     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. 1st Peter chapter 2


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