Add parallel Print Page Options

A Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice,[a] even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen[b] him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:6 Or Rejoice in this
  2. 1 Peter 1:8 Other ancient authorities read known

Bible Gateway Recommends

NRSV Wesley Study Bible: Sage Thicket Decotone, imitation leather
NRSV Wesley Study Bible: Sage Thicket Decotone, imitation leather
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $33.49
Save: $16.50 (33%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Bonded Leather Charcoal
NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Bonded Leather Charcoal
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $39.49
Save: $20.50 (34%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $30.49
Save: $19.50 (39%)
NRSV, Thinline Bible, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print
NRSV, Thinline Bible, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $19.49
Save: $10.50 (35%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Award Bible, Imitation leather, burgundy
NRSV Award Bible, Imitation leather, burgundy
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $4.96 (33%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors