who are kept guarded by [the] power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in [the] last time. a6
Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials, b7
that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in [the] revelation of Jesus Christ:
whom, having not seen, ye love; on c whom [though] not now looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with [the] glory, d9
receiving the end of your faith, [the] salvation of [your] souls. e10
Concerning which salvation prophets, who have prophesied of the grace towards you, sought out and searched out;
searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ which [was] in them pointed out, testifying before of the sufferings which [belonged] to Christ, and the glories after these.
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves but to you they ministered those things, which have now been announced to you by those who have declared to you the glad tidings by f [the] Holy Spirit, sent from heaven, which angels desire to look into.
Wherefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, [be] sober [and] hope with perfect stedfastness in the grace [which will be] brought to you at [the] revelation of Jesus Christ;
as children of obedience, not conformed g to [your] former lusts in your ignorance;
but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all [your] conversation; h