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1 Peter 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Greeting to the Elect Pilgrims
Prophets Foretold Salvation in Christ
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:1 - Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:2 - elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
A Heavenly Inheritance
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:4 - to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:5 - who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:6 - In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:7 - that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:8 - whom having not seen[fn] you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:9 - receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:10 - Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:11 - searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us[fn] they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Living Before God Our Father
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:13 - Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:14 - as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:15 - but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:16 - because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:17 - And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:18 - knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:19 - but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:20 - He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:21 - who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
The Enduring Word
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:22 - Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[fn] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:23 - having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:24 - because

“All flesh is as grass,
And all
the glory of man[fn] as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:25 - But the word of the LORD endures forever.”[fn]
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
NKJV Footnotes
M-Text reads known.
NU-Text and M-Text read you.
Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; 20:7
NU-Text omits through the Spirit.
NU-Text omits forever.
NU-Text reads all its glory.
Isaiah 40:6–8

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