Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of 1the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
according to 2the foreknowledge of God the Father, 3in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and 4for sprinkling with his blood: May 5grace and 6peace be multiplied to you.
37Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 8According to his great mercy, 9he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 10through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to 11an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and 12unfading, 13kept in heaven for you,
who by God's power are being guarded 14through faith for a salvation 15ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by 16various trials,