according to the foreknowledge(A) of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit(B) for obedience(C) and for sprinkling with the blood(D) of Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

A Living Hope

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) and into an inheritance that is imperishable,(J) uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven(K) for you. 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) You rejoice in this,[a] though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials(N) 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) 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, because you are receiving the goal of your[c] faith, the salvation of your souls.[d]

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  1. 1 Peter 1:6 Or In this [fact] rejoice
  2. 1 Peter 1:7 Lit may be found for
  3. 1 Peter 1:9 Other mss read our, or they omit the possessive pronoun
  4. 1 Peter 1:9 Or your lives

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