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1 Peter 1:1-2 NIV

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,

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2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

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      • a 1:16 - Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2
      • b 1:22 - Some early manuscripts "from a pure heart"
      • c 1:25 - Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)