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1 Peter 1:11-21 (New American Standard)

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11 aseeking to know what person or time 1the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He 2predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories bto follow . 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who 3preached the gospel to you by 4the Holy Spirit sent from heaven -things into which 5angels long to clook. 13 Therefore, d6prepare your minds for action, e7keep sober in spirit, fix your 8hope completely on the 9grace fto be brought to you at 10the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As g11obedient children, do not h12be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your 13ignorance, 15 but i14like the Holy One who called you, j15be holy yourselves also 16in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, "17YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY." 17 If you 18address as Father the One who 19impartially 20judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves 21in fear during the time of your 22stay on earth; 18 knowing that you were not k23redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your 24futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious 25blood, as of a 26lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was 27foreknown before 28the foundation of the world, but has 29appeared lin these last times 30for the sake of you 21 who through Him are 31believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and 32gave Him glory, so that your faith and 33hope are in God.
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