1 Peter 1:2-9
Holman Christian Standard Bible
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
A Living Hope
3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.(E) According to His great mercy,(F) He has given us a new birth(G) into a living hope(H) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead(I) 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable,(J) uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven(K) for you. 5 You are being protected by God’s power(L) through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.(M) 6 You rejoice in this,[a] though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials(N) 7 so that the genuineness of your faith(O)—more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire(P)—may result(Q) in[b] praise, glory, and honor(R) at the revelation of Jesus Christ.(S) 8 You love Him,(T) though you have not seen(U) Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice(V) with inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 because you are receiving the goal of your[c] faith, the salvation of your souls.[d]Read full chapter