1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
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! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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 and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 who by Gods power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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 Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.
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 As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls.
9 Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.
10 The prophets who prophesied of the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired about this salvation;
10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:
11 they inquired what person or time was indicated by the Spirit of Christ within them when predicting the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glory.
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 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things which have now been announced to you by those who preached the good news to you through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
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 Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct;
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if you invoke as Father him who judges each one impartially according to his deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile.
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 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
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, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake.
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
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 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brethren, love one another earnestly from the heart.
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 You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
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 like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,
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 abides for ever." That word is the good news which was preached to you.
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.