King James Version1 Peter1

1 Peter

1 Pe­ter, an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ, to the strangers scat­tered through­out Pon­tus, Gala­tia, Cap­pado­cia, Asia, and Bithy­nia, 2 Elect ac­cord­ing to the fore­knowl­edge of God the Fa­ther, through sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion of the Spir­it, unto obe­di­ence and sprin­kling of the blood of Je­sus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be mul­ti­plied. 3 Blessed be the God and Fa­ther of our Lord Je­sus Christ, which ac­cord­ing to his abun­dant mer­cy hath be­got­ten us again unto a live­ly hope by the res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus Christ from the dead, 4 To an in­her­i­tance in­cor­rupt­ible, and un­de­filed, and that fadeth not away, re­served in heav­en for you, 5 Who are kept by the pow­er of God through faith unto sal­va­tion ready to be re­vealed in the last time. 6 Where­in ye great­ly re­joice, though now for a sea­son, if need be, ye are in heav­i­ness through man­i­fold temp­ta­tions: 7 That the tri­al of your faith, be­ing much more pre­cious than of gold that per­isheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and hon­our and glo­ry at the ap­pear­ing of Je­sus Christ: 8 Whom hav­ing not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet be­liev­ing, ye re­joice with joy un­speak­able and full of glo­ry: 9 Re­ceiv­ing the end of your faith, even the sal­va­tion of your souls. 10 Of which sal­va­tion the prophets have en­quired and searched dili­gent­ly, who proph­e­sied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Search­ing what, or what man­ner of time the Spir­it of Christ which was in them did sig­ni­fy, when it tes­ti­fied be­fore­hand the suf­fer­ings of Christ, and the glo­ry that should fol­low. 12 Unto whom it was re­vealed, that not unto them­selves, but unto us they did min­is­ter the things, which are now re­port­ed unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heav­en; which things the an­gels de­sire to look in­to. 13 Where­fore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the rev­e­la­tion of Je­sus Christ; 14 As obe­di­ent chil­dren, not fash­ion­ing your­selves ac­cord­ing to the for­mer lusts in your ig­no­rance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all man­ner of con­ver­sa­tion; 16 Be­cause it is writ­ten, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on the Fa­ther, who with­out re­spect of per­sons jud­geth ac­cord­ing to ev­ery man's work, pass the time of your so­journ­ing here in fear: 18 Foras­much as ye know that ye were not re­deemed with cor­rupt­ible things, as sil­ver and gold, from your vain con­ver­sa­tion received by tra­di­tion from your fa­thers; 19 But with the pre­cious blood of Christ, as of a lamb with­out blem­ish and with­out spot: 20 Who ver­i­ly was fore­or­dained be­fore the foun­da­tion of the world, but was man­i­fest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do be­lieve in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glo­ry; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 See­ing ye have pu­ri­fied your souls in obey­ing the truth through the Spir­it unto un­feigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one an­oth­er with a pure heart fer­vent­ly: 23 Be­ing born again, not of cor­rupt­ible seed, but of in­cor­rupt­ible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ev­er. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glo­ry of man as the flow­er of grass. The grass with­ereth, and the flow­er there­of fal­l­eth away: 25 But the word of the Lord en­dureth for ev­er. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.