1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
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.
3 Blessed (be) the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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,
4 unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
4 and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
5 who by Gods power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials,
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
7 that the proof of your faith, (being) more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
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.
8 whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
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.
9 receiving the end of your faith, (even) the salvation of (your) souls.
9 As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls.
10 Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that (should come) unto you:
10 The prophets who prophesied of the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired about this salvation;
11 searching what (time) or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did point unto, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow them.
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.
12 To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to look into.
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.
13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
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.
14 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in (the time of) your ignorance:
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
15 but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living;
15 but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct;
16 because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.
16 since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."
17 And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to each mans work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear:
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.
18 knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers;
18 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, (even the blood) of Christ:
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,
20 He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake.
21 who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
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.
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:
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.
23 having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.
23 You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
24 For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth:
24 for "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,
25 But the word of the Lord abideth for ever. And this is the word of good tidings which was preached unto you.
25 but the word of the Lord abides for ever." That word is the good news which was preached to you.