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1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's chosen strangers in the world of the diaspora, who live 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 God the Father chose you because of what he knew beforehand. He chose you through the Holy Spirit's work of making you holy and because of the faithful obedience and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. May God's grace and peace be multiplied to you. 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 May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy, he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection 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 You have a pure and enduring inheritance that cannot perish—an inheritance that is presently kept safe in heaven for you. 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you,
5 Through his faithfulness, you are guarded by God's power so that you can receive the salvation he is ready to reveal in the last time. 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 now rejoice in this hope, even if it's necessary for you to be distressed for a short time by various trials. 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 This is necessary so that your faith may be found genuine. (Your faith is more valuable than gold, which will be destroyed even though it is itself tested by fire.) Your genuine faith will result in praise, glory, and honor for you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 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 Although you've never seen him, you love him. Even though you don't see him now, you trust him and so rejoice with a glorious joy that is too much for words. 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 You are receiving the goal of your faith: your salvation. 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10 The prophets, who long ago foretold the grace that you've received, searched and explored, inquiring carefully about 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 They wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them was saying when he bore witness beforehand about the suffering that would happen to Christ and the glory that would follow. They wondered what sort of person or what sort of time they were speaking about. 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 It was revealed to them that in their search they were not serving themselves but you. These things, which even angels long to examine, have now been proclaimed to you by those who brought you the good news. They did this in the power of the Holy Spirit, who was sent from heaven. 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 Therefore, once you have your minds ready for action and you are thinking clearly, place your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 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 Don't be conformed to your former desires, those that shaped you when you were ignorant. But, as obedient children, 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
15 you must be holy in every aspect of your lives, just as the one who called you is holy. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
16 It is written, You will be holy, because I am holy. 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
17 Since you call upon a Father who judges all people according to their actions without favoritism, you should conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your dwelling in a strange land. 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
18 Live in this way, knowing that you were not liberated by perishable things like silver or gold from the empty lifestyle you inherited from your ancestors. 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 Instead, you were liberated by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a flawless, spotless lamb. 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 Christ was chosen before the creation of the world, but was only revealed at the end of time. This was done 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 Christ are faithful to the God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory. So now, your faith and hope should rest 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 As you set yourselves apart by your obedience to the truth so that you might have genuine affection for your fellow believers, love each other deeply and earnestly. 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 Do this because you have been given new birth—not from the type of seed that decays but from seed that doesn't. This seed is God's life-giving and enduring word. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24 Thus, All human life on the earth is like grass, and all human glory is like a flower in a field. The grass dries up and its flower falls off, 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 Lord's word endures forever. This is the word that was proclaimed to you as good news. 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.