1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of 1the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 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.

Born Again to a Living Hope

3 7Blessed 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,