and (A)though you have not seen Him, you (B)love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and [a]full of glory,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:8 Lit glorified

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:

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You love him passionately although you have not seen him, but through believing in him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory.[a]

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  1. 1:8 The Aramaic can be translated “a glorification that cannot be described.”

You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.

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