1 Peter 1:1-11 (New American Standard)

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A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

1 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as 2aliens, 3scattered throughout 4Pontus, 5Galatia, 6Cappadocia, 7Asia, and 8Bithynia, 9who are chosen 2 according to the 10foreknowledge of God the Father, 11by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, ato 12obey Jesus Christ and be 13sprinkled with His blood : 14May grace and peace bbe yours in the fullest measure. 3 15Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who 16according to His great mercy 17has caused us to be born again to 18a living hope through the 19resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an 20inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and 21will not fade away, 22reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are 23protected by the power of God 24through faith for 25a salvation ready 26to be revealed in the last time. 6 27In this you greatly rejoice, even though now 28for a little while, 29if necessary, you have been distressed by 30various ctrials, 7 so that the d31proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which eis perishable, 32even though tested by fire, 33may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at 34the revelation of Jesus Christ ; 8 and 35though you have not seen Him, you 36love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and ffull of glory, 9 obtaining as 37the outcome of your faith the salvation of gyour souls. 10 38As to this salvation, the prophets who 39prophesied of the 40grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 hseeking to know what person or time 41the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He 42predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories ito follow .
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