1 Peter 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 4:6; 1 Peter 4:19; 1 Peter 5:2
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
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,
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;