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1 Peter 1:7-17 (New American Standard)

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7 so that the a1proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which bis perishable, 2even though tested by fire, 3may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at 4the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and 5though you have not seen Him, you 6love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and cfull of glory, 9 obtaining as 7the outcome of your faith the salvation of dyour souls. 10 8As to this salvation, the prophets who 9prophesied of the 10grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 eseeking to know what person or time 11the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He 12predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories fto 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 13preached the gospel to you by 14the Holy Spirit sent from heaven -things into which 15angels long to glook. 13 Therefore, h16prepare your minds for action, i17keep sober in spirit, fix your 18hope completely on the 19grace jto be brought to you at 20the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As k21obedient children, do not l22be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your 23ignorance, 15 but m24like the Holy One who called you, n25be holy yourselves also 26in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, "27YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY." 17 If you 28address as Father the One who 29impartially 30judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves 31in fear during the time of your 32stay on earth;
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