31Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist, who 2according to His greatmercy3has caused us to be bornagain to 4a livinghopethrough the 5resurrection of JesusChrist from the dead,
to obtain an 6inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and 7will not fadeaway, 8reserved in heaven for you,
who are 9protected by the power of God10throughfaith for 11a salvationready12to be revealed in the lasttime.
613In this you greatlyrejoice, even though now14for a littlewhile, 15ifnecessary, you have been distressed by 16variousatrials,
7so that the b17proof of your faith, being moreprecious than gold which cis perishable, 18eventhoughtested by fire, 19may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at 20the revelation of JesusChrist ;
and 21though you have not seen Him, you 22love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatlyrejoice with joyinexpressible and dfull of glory,
9obtaining as 23the outcome of your faith the salvation of eyour souls.
1024As to thissalvation, the prophets who 25prophesied of the 26grace that would come to you madecarefulsearches and inquiries,
11fseeking to knowwhatpersonortime27the Spirit of Christwithin them was indicating as He 28predicted the sufferings of Christ and the gloriesgto follow .
It was revealed to them that they were not servingthemselves, but you, in thesethingswhichnow have been announced to you throughthose who 29preached the gospel to you by 30the HolySpiritsent from heaven -things into which31angelslong to hlook.