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1 Peter 1 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I, Peter, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am sending this letter to you, God's chosen people. You are strangers in the world. You are scattered all over 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 You have been chosen in keeping with what God the Father had planned. That happened through the Spirit's work to make you pure and holy. God chose you so that you might obey Jesus Christ. He wanted you to be made clean by the blood of Christ. May more and more grace and peace be given 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 Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us a new birth and a hope that is alive. It is alive because Jesus Christ rose 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 He has given us new birth so that we might share in what belongs to him. It is a gift that can never be destroyed. It can never spoil or even fade away. It is kept in heaven for you. 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you,
5 Through faith you are kept safe by God's power. Your salvation is going to be completed. It is ready to be shown to you in the last days. 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 Because you know this, you have great joy. You have joy even though you may have had to suffer for a little while. You may have had to suffer sadness in all kinds of trouble. 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 Your troubles have come in order to prove that your faith is real. It is worth more than gold. Gold can pass away even though fire has made it pure. Your faith is meant to bring praise, honor and glory to God. That will happen when Jesus Christ returns. 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 Even though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, you believe in him. You are filled with a glorious joy that can't be put into 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 salvation of your souls. It is the result of your faith. 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10 The prophets searched very hard and with great care to find out about that salvation. They spoke about the grace that was going to come to you. 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 wanted to find out when that salvation would come. The Spirit of Christ in them was telling them about the sufferings of Christ that were going to come. He was also telling them about the glory that would follow. 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 made known to the prophets that they were not serving themselves. Instead, they were serving you when they spoke about the things that you have now heard. Those who have preached the good news to you have told you those things. They have done it with the help of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into those things. 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 prepare your minds for action. Control yourselves. Put your hope completely in the grace that will be given to you when Jesus Christ returns. 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 You should obey. You shouldn't give in to evil longings. They controlled your life when you didn't know any better. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
15 The one who chose you is holy. So you should be holy in all that you do. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
16 It is written, "Be holy, because I am holy."#1(Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2)#2 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
17 You call on a Father who judges each person's work without favoring one over another. So live your lives as strangers here. Have the highest respect for God. 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
18 The blood of Christ set you free from an empty way of life. That way of life was handed down to you by your own people long ago. You know that you were not bought with things that can pass away, like silver or gold. 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 bought by the priceless blood of Christ. He is a perfect lamb. He doesn't have any flaws at all. 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 He was chosen before God created the world. But he came into the world in these last days for you. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21 Because of what Christ has done, you believe in God. It was God who raised him from the dead. And it was God who gave him glory. So your faith and hope are 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 You have made yourselves pure by obeying the truth. So you have an honest and true love for your brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply, 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 You have been born again by means of the living word of God. His word lasts forever. You were not born again from a seed that will die. You were born from a seed that can't die. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24 It is written, "All people are like grass. All of their glory is like the flowers in the field. The grass dries up. The flowers fall to the ground. 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 stands forever." #1(Isaiah 40:6-8)#2 And that word was preached to you. 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.