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1 Peter 1:3-12 (Lexham English Bible)

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A New Birth to a Living Hope

3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 into an inheritance imperishable and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for you 5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, 6 in which you rejoice greatly, [although]a now for a short time, if necessary,b you are distressed by various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith, more valuable than gold that is passing away, but is tested by fire, may be found to [result in] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom, [although you]c have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you]d do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 obtaining the goal of your faith, the salvation of [your]e souls. 10 Concerning thisf salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace meant for you sought and made careful inquiry, 11 investigating for what [person] or which time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating [when he]g testified beforehand to the sufferings with reference to Christ and the glories after these [things], 12 to whom it was revealed that they were serving not themselves but you with reference to the same [things] which now have been announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, {things into which}h angels desire to look.
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