1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus, the Messiah, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus, the Messiah; grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.
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Blessed [is] the God and Father of our master Jesus, the Messiah, which according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah, from the dead,
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To an incorruptible inheritance, and undefiled, and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
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Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations.
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That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus, the Messiah.
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Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you do not see [him], yet believing, you rejoice with unspeakable joy and full of glory.
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Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.
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Of which salvation, the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] to you.
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Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of the Messiah, which was in them, did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of the Messiah, and the glory that should follow.
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To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us did they minister the things, which are now reported to you by those who have preached the Gospel to you with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
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Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus the Messiah;
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As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
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But as He who has called you is holy, so be holy in all manner of conversation;
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Because it is written, "Be holy; for I am holy." *Leviticus 11:45
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And if you call on the Father, who, judges impartially according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear.
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Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;
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But with the precious blood of the Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
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Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
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Who, by him, believing in God, who raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
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Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently with a pure heart.
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Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.
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For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away.
1 Peter 1:25
But the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached to you.
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
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As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.
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If perhaps you have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.
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To whom coming, [as to] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,
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You also, as lively stones, are built up [as] a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus, the Messiah.
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Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious, and he who believes on him will not be confounded." *Isaiah 28:16
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To you therefore who believes [he is] precious, but to those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, *Psalms 118:22
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And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, [even to those] who stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereto they were also appointed.
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But you [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
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Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy, but have now obtained mercy.
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Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
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Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by [your] good works which they will behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it is to the king, as supreme;
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Or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of those who do well.
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For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
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As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
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Honor all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
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Servants, [be] submitted to [your] masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the crooked.
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For this [is] thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
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For what glory [is it], if, when you are buffeted for your faults, you will take it patiently? But if, when you do well, and suffer [for it], you take it patiently, this [is] acceptable with God.
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For you were called even hereto, because the Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps.
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Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.
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Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but committed [himself] to Him who judges righteously.
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Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed.
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For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, you wives, [be] in submission to your own husbands; that, if any do not obey the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
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While they behold your chaste conversation [coupled] with fear.
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Whose adorning, do not let it be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
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But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is of great price in the sight of God.
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For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in submission to their own husbands.
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Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are, as long as you do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
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Likewise, you husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers do not become hindered.
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Finally, [be] all of one mind, having compassion of one another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous.
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Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereby called, that you should inherit a blessing.
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For he who will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.
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Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
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For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and His ears [are open] to their prayers, but the Face of the Lord [is] against those who do evil. *Psalms 34:15 - 16
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And who [is] he who will harm you, if you are followers of that which is good?
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But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, [be] happy, and do not be afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always [be] ready to [give] an answer to every man who asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
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Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conversation in the Messiah.
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For [it is] better, if the will of God is so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
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For the Messiah has also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
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By which he also went and preached to the spirits in prison;
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Who were sometimes disobedient, when, once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being constructed, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
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The like figure whereto [even] baptism also does now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), by the rising of Jesus, the Messiah.
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Who has gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being submitted to him.
1 Peter 4:1
Forasmuch then as the Messiah has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
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That he should no longer live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
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For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have accomplish the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries.
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Wherein they think it strange that you do not run with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:
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Who will give account to him who is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
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For this cause was the Gospel preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
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But the end of all things is at hand, be therefore sober, and watch to prayer.
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And above all things, have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity will cover the multitude of sins.
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Use hospitality to one another without grudging.
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As every man has received the gift, [even so] minister the same to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
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If any man speaks, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man ministers, [let him do it] as of the ability which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus, the Messiah, to whom is praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.
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But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of the Messiah's sufferings; that, when his glory will be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
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If you are reproached for the name of the Messiah, [be] happy; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you, on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.
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But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or [as] a thief, or [as] an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
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Yet if [any man suffers] as a Christian, do not let him be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
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For the time [has come] that judgment must begin at the house of God, and if [it] first [begins] at us, what will the end [be] of those who do not obey the Gospel of God?
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And if the righteous are scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?
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Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to Him] in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.
1 Peter 5:1
The elders who are among you, I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Messiah, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed.
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Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
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Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being examples to the flock.
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And when the chief Shepherd will appear, you will receive a crown of glory that does not fade away.
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Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Indeed, all [of you] be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
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Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.
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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.
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To whom, resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.
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But the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by the Messiah Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, He may make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle [you].
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To Him [is] glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:12
By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein you stand.
1 Peter 5:13
The [church that is] at Babylon, elected together with [you], salutes you; and [so does] Marcus my son.
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Greet one another with a kiss of charity. Peace [be] with you all who are in the Messiah Jesus. Amen.