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1 Peter 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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A Living Hope

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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who reside as exiles, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:2 - according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to the obedience of Jesus Christ and the sprinkling of His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:4 - to obtain an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in heaven for you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:5 - who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:6 - In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various [fn]trials,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:7 - so that the [fn]proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which [fn]is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:8 - And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and [fn]full of glory,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:9 - receiving as the outcome of your faith the salvation of [fn]your souls.
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Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, made careful searches and inquiries,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:11 - [fn]inquiring to know what time or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He was predicting the sufferings of Christ and the glories [fn]to follow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been declared to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to [fn]look.
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Therefore, having [fn]girded your minds for action, [fn]being sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace [fn]to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:14 - As [fn]obedient children, not [fn]being conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:15 - but [fn]like the Holy One who called you, [fn]be holy yourselves also in all your conduct;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:16 - because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
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And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves [fn]in fear during the time of your sojourn,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:18 - knowing that you were not [fn]redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold from your futile conduct inherited from your forefathers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:19 - but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:20 - He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but appeared [fn]in these last times for the sake of you
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:21 - who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
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Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a love of the brothers without hypocrisy, fervently love one another from [fn]the heart,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:23 - for you have been born again not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
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And this is the word which was [fn]proclaimed to you as good news.

LSB Footnotes
Or temptations
Or genuineness
Lit perishes
Lit glorified
One early ms omits your
Or seeking
Lit after these
Or gain a clear glimpse
Lit gird the loins of your mind
Lit be sober
Or which is announced
Lit children of obedience
Or conform yourselves
Lit according to
Or become
Or with reverence
Or ransomed
Lit at the end of the times
Two early mss a clean heart
Lit preached as good news to you

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