Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you,
who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations,
that the trial of your faith (being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tested with fire) might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ,
whom having not seen, ye love. In Him, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory,
receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, and have prophesied of the grace that should come unto you,
searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them had signified when He testified beforehand of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.
Unto them it was revealed that they ministered, not unto themselves, but unto us the things which are now reported unto you by those who have preached the Gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost sent down from Heaven -- things which the angels desire to look into.