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1 Peter 1:3-9 American Standard Version (ASV)

Blessed be [a]the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold [b]trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ: whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and [c]full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.


  1. 1 Peter 1:3 Or, God and the Father. See Rom. 15:6 margin.
  2. 1 Peter 1:6 Or, temptations
  3. 1 Peter 1:8 Greek glorified.

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