1 Peter 1:7-8; 1 Peter 1:12; 1 Peter 1:20; 1 Peter 1:25; 1 Peter 2:4; 1 Peter 2:7; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Peter 2:14; 1 Peter 2:23; 1 Peter 3:8-9; 1 Peter 3:12; 1 Peter 3:14-15; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:6-8; 1 Peter 4:14; 1 Peter 4:16-17; 1 Peter 5:5; 1 Peter 5:10
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth , though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen , ye love ; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing , ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory :
Unto whom it was revealed , that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
To whom coming , as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient , the stone which the builders disallowed , the same is made the head of the corner,
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy , but now have obtained mercy .
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Who, when he was reviled , reviled not again ; when he suffered , he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Finally , be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called , that ye should inherit a blessing .
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled ;
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
But the end of all things is at hand : be ye therefore sober , and watch unto prayer.
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of , but on your part he is glorified .
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed ; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while , make you perfect , stablish , strengthen , settle you.