1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 1:9; 1 Peter 1:13-14; 1 Peter 1:17-18; 1 Peter 1:21-22; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 3:2; 1 Peter 3:7; 1 Peter 3:15-16; 1 Peter 4:4; 1 Peter 4:15; 1 Peter 5:7-9
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:
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober , and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold , glorify God in the day of visitation.
For ye were as sheep going astray ; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered .
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:
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Be sober , be vigilant ; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about , seeking whom he may devour :
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.