1 Peter 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
The First Epistle General of Peter
1 1 He extolleth God’s mercy showed in Christ, which we lay hold on by faith, and possess through hope: 10 whereof the Prophets foretold. 13 He exhorteth 15 to renounce the world, 23 and their former life, and so wholly yield themselves to God.
1 PETER an Apostle of JESUS CHRIST, to the strangers that dwell here and there throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
2 [a]Elect according to the [b]foreknowledge of God the Father unto [c]sanctification of the Spirit, through obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you.
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a [d]lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance immortal and undefiled, and that withereth not, reserved in heaven for us,
6 Wherein ye rejoice, though now for a season (if need require) ye are in heaviness, through manifold tentations,
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perisheth (though it be tried with fire) might be found unto your praise, and honor and glory at the [g]appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom ye have not seen, and yet love him, in whom now, though ye see him not, yet do you believe, and rejoice with [joy] unspeakable and glorious,
9 Receiving the [h]end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 [i]Of the which salvation the Prophets have inquired and searched, which prophesied of the grace that should come unto you,
11 Searching when or what time the Spirit which testified before of Christ which was in them, should declare the sufferings that should come unto Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they should minister the things, which are showed unto you by them which have preached unto you the Gospel by the holy Ghost [j]sent down from heaven, the which things the Angels desire to behold.
14 [q]As obedient children, not fashioned yourselves unto the former lusts of your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you, is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation,
16 [r]Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.
18 [u]Knowing that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation, received by the traditions of the fathers,
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb undefiled, and without spot.
21 Which by his means do believe in God that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 [x]Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit, to love brotherly without feigning, love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born anew, not of mortal seed, but of immortal, by the word of God, who liveth and endureth forever.
25 [aa]But the word of the Lord endureth forever: and this is the word which is preached among you.
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