1 Peter 1 - Gird Up Your Loins?
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1 Peter 1 (ESV)
an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion
in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
in the sanctification of the Spirit,
obedience to Jesus Christ
and for sprinkling with his blood:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to his great mercy,
he has caused us to be born again
to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 to an inheritance that is
kept in heaven for you,
5 who by God’s power are being guarded
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you rejoice,
though now for a little while,
you have been grieved by various trials,
7 so that
the tested genuineness of your faith—
more precious than gold
though it is tested by fire—
may be found to result
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
you have not seen him,
you love him.
Though you do not now see him,
believe in him
and rejoice with joy that is
and filled with glory,
9 obtaining the outcome of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.
10 Concerning this salvation,
who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours
searched and inquired carefully,
11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them
was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ
and the subsequent glories.
12 It was revealed to them that
they were serving not themselves
in the things that have now been announced to you
through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,
and being sober-minded,
set your hope
fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
14 As obedient children,
do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
as he who called you is holy,
you also be holy in all your conduct,
16 since it is written,
“You shall be holy,
for I am holy.”
17 And if you call on him as Father
who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds,
with fear throughout the time of your exile,
18 knowing that you were ransomed
from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers,
not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ,
like that of a lamb
without blemish or spot.
→ 20 He was
foreknown before the foundation of the world
but was made manifest
in the last times
for the sake of you