1 Peter 1:7-9 NIV

7 These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire1--may be proved genuine2 and may result in praise, glory and honor3 when Jesus Christ is revealed.4

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8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him5 and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

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9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.6

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