1 Peter 1:1-6 ESV


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

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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.

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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,

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4 to 11an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and 12unfading, 13kept in heaven for you,

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5 who by God's power are being guarded 14through faith for a salvation 15ready to be revealed in the last time.

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6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by 16various trials,

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