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1 Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to the saints who are living in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
2 Who, through the purpose of God, have been made holy by the Spirit, disciples of Jesus, made clean by his blood: May you have grace and peace in full measure. 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead, 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 And a heritage fair, holy and for ever new, waiting in heaven for you, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you,
5 Who, by the power of God are kept, through faith, for that salvation, which will be seen at the last day. 5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways, 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
7 So that the true metal of your faith, being of much greater value than gold (which, though it comes to an end, is tested by fire), may come to light in praise and glory and honour, at the revelation of Jesus Christ: 7 These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
8 To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory: 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
9 For so you have the true end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10 For the prophets who gave the news of the grace which would come to you, made search with all care for knowledge of this salvation; 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,
11 Attempting to see what sort of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them was pointing to, when it gave witness to the pains which Christ would undergo and the glories which would come after them. 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
12 And it was made clear to those prophets that they were God's servants not for themselves but for you, to give you word of the things which have now come to your ears from the preachers of the good news through the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; things which even angels have a desire to see. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
13 So make your minds ready, and keep on the watch, hoping with all your power for the grace which is to come to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
14 Like children ruled by God, do not go back to the old desires of the time when you were without knowledge: 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
15 But be holy in every detail of your lives, as he, whose servants you are, is holy; 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
16 Because it has been said in the Writings, You are to be holy, for I am holy. 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
17 And if you give the name of Father to him who, judging every man by his acts, has no respect for a man's position, then go in fear while you are on this earth: 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
18 Being conscious that you have been made free from that foolish way of life which was your heritage from your fathers, not through a payment of things like silver or gold which come to destruction, 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
19 But through holy blood, like that of a clean and unmarked lamb, even the blood of Christ: 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 Who was marked out by God before the making of the world, but was caused to be seen in these last times for you, 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21 Who through him have faith in God who took him up again from the dead into glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
22 And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart: 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
23 Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24 For it is said, All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass becomes dry and the flower dead: 24 For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25 But the word of the Lord is eternal. And this is the word of the good news which was given to you. 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.