1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:11-12; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 1:24; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Peter 2:5-6; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Peter 2:14; 1 Peter 2:21-22; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:6; 1 Peter 3:10; 1 Peter 3:12; 1 Peter 3:14; 1 Peter 4:1; 1 Peter 4:4; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Peter 4:13-14; 1 Peter 5:7; 1 Peter 5:9-11
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Searching what , or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify , when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow .
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.
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
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.
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth , and the flower thereof falleth away :
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby :
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold , I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded .
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:
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.
For even hereunto were ye called : because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we , being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed .
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are , as long as ye do well , and are not afraid with any amazement.
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
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 ;
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another , as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
But rejoice , inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy .
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 .
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
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.
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.