1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen sojourners of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of spirit, into obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ, grace to you all and may peace be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the One according to His much mercy having begotten us again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ out from dead ones,
4 into an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, reserved in the heavens into you,
5 the ones guarded in the power of God through faith into salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In which you rejoice greatly, even now for a little while, since it is being necessary, having been grieved in various trials,
7 in order that the testing of your faith, more precious than perishing gold, and being tried through fire, might be found into praise and glory and honor in a revelation of Jesus Christ.
8 Whom, not having seen, you love, into Whom now, not seeing, but believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and glorified,
9 receiving the end of your faith, salvation of souls.
10 Concerning which salvation the prophets, the ones having prophesied concerning the grace into you, sought out and searched out,
11 searching into who or what time the Spirit of Christ in them was clarifying, testifying beforehand the suffering into Christ and the glories after these things.
12 To whom it was revealed that not to themselves, but to you, they were ministering these things, which now was reported to you through the ones having preached the gospel to you in the Holy Spirit having been sent from heaven, into which things angels desire to stoop down to look.
13 Therefore, having girded up for yourselves the loins of your mind, being sober, completely expect upon the grace being brought to you in a revelation of Jesus Christ.
14 As children of obedience, not conforming to the former lusts, in your ignorance,
15 but according to the One holy, having called you, you also come to be holy in all conduct,
16 because it has been written: You will be holy, because I am holy.
17 And since you call upon the Father for yourselves,the One impartially judging according to the work of each one, then conduct yourselves in fear for the time of your sojourn.
18 Knowing that not with corruptible things, silver or gold, you were redeemed out from your empty traditional conduct,
19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb, blameless and spotless, of Christ,
20 foreknown indeed before a downcast of order, but having been manifested upon the last of the times on account of you,
21 the ones through Him faithful into God, the One having raised Him out from dead ones and having given to Him glory, so that your faith and hope to be into God,
22 your souls cleansed in the obedience of the truth into unhypocritical brotherly love, out from a pure heart love one another fervently,
23 begotten again, not out from a corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the living and remaining word of God.
24 Because all flesh is as grass, and all glory of it as the flower of grass. The grass dried up, and the flower fell away,
25 but the saying of the Lord remains into the age. And this is the saying, the one having been preached into you.
1 Therefore, having put away all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all slanders,
2 as newborn babies, long for the rational, pure milk, in order that in it you might grow into salvation,
3 since you tasted that the Lord is kind.
4 Toward Whom approaching, a living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but with God chosen, honored.
5 And you as living stones, are built up a spiritual house into a holy priesthood, to carry up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ,
6 because it is contained in Scripture: Behold, I place in Zion a corner stone, chosen, honored, and the one believing upon Him might absolutely not be put to shame.
7 Therefore, the honor is to you, the ones believing, but to the ones disbelieving, the stone which the ones building rejected, this One came to be into the Head of the corner,
8 and a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence, which they stumble, being disobedient to the word, into which they were also placed.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people into preservation, so that you might proclaim the excellencies of the One having called you out from darkness into His marvelous light;
10 who were once not a people, but now a people of God, the ones not pitied, but now having been pitied.
11 Beloved, I exhort you as aliens and sojourners, to abstain from the fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12 having your conduct good among the nations, in order that in which they slander you as evildoers, out from observing the good works, they might glorify God in a day of oversight.
13 Be subject to every human creation on account of the Lord, whether to a king as being over you,
14 or to governors, as being sent through him into avenging of evildoers and praise of ones doing good.
15 Because, so is the will of God, doing good, to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
16 As free ones, and not having the freedom as a pretext of the evil, but as bondservants of God.
17 Honor all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
18 House servants, being subject in all fear to the masters, not only to the good and fair, but also to the crooked.
19 For this is grace, since on account of conscience of God a certain one bears pain, suffering unjustly,
20 for what sort of report is it, if sinning and being punished, you will endure? But, if doing good and suffering, you will endure, then this is grace with God.
21 For into this you were called, because Christ also suffered on behalf of you, leaving you an example, in order that you might follow to His steps.
22 Who did not sin, not even was deceit found in His mouth,
23 Who being reviled, was not reviling in return, suffering, was not threatening, but was committing Himself to the One judging righteously.
24 Who Himself carried up our sins in His body upon the tree, in order that, having died to sins, we might live to righteousness, by Whose bruise you were healed. 25 For you were as sheep wandering, but now you returned upon the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Likewise, wives being submissive to their own husbands, in order that also, since certain ones are disobedient to the word, then through the conduct of the wives, they will be gained without a word,
2 having observed your pure conduct in fear.
3 Of whom let it not be the adornment outward, braiding of hair, and putting around of gold things, or putting on of garments,
4 but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible thing of the gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious before God.
5 For thus once the holy wives also, the ones expecting into God, were adorning themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
6 as Sarah obeyed to Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you came to be, doing good and not fearing even one terror.
7 Likewise the husbands, dwelling together with them according to knowledge, as with a weaker vessel, assigning honor to the female, as also fellow-heirs of the grace of life, into the purpose that your prayers to not be hindered.
8 And the conclusion, all be like-minded, sympathetic, with brotherly love, compassionate, humble,
9 not repaying evil for evil, or insult for insult, but on the contrary, blessing, because into this you were called, in order that you might inherit a blessing.
10 For the one desiring to love life and to see good days, let him stop his tongue from evil, and his lips of the result to not speak deceit.
11 And let him turn from evil, and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 Because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears into their prayer, but the face of the Lord is upon the ones doing evil.
13 And then who will be the one mistreating you, if you might come to be zealous of the good?
14 But even if you should suffer on account of righteousness, then you are blessed. And do not fear their fear, neither be troubled,
15 but sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, always ready toward a defense to all the ones asking you a word concerning the hope in you,
16 but with gentleness and fear, having good conscience, in order that in which you are slandered, the ones despising your good conduct in Christ might be put to shame.
17 For it is better to suffer doing good, if the will of God should desire, than doing evil,
18 because Christ also suffered once concerning sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that He might bring you to God, on the one hand, having been put to death as to flesh, but on the other hand, having been made alive as to spirit;
19 in which also, having gone to the spirits in prison, He preached
20 to those having disobeyed, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, an ark being prepared, into which few, that is, eight souls were saved through water,
21 which also the antitype, baptism, now saves you, not putting away filth of the flesh, but a question of a good conscience into God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
22 Who is in the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been subjected to Him.
1 Christ, therefore, having suffered as to flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same intension, because the one having suffered as to flesh has ceased from sin,
2 into the purpose no longer to live the remaining time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
3 For the past time is sufficient to have worked-down the intention of the nations, carried out in licentiousness, lusts, drunkenness, carousals, drinking parties and forbidden idolatries,
4 in which they are astonished of you not running together into the same excess of dissipation, who blaspheming,
5 they will give account to the One being ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For into this the gospel was preached even to dead ones, in order that on the one hand, they might be judged according to men as to flesh, but on the other hand, they might live according to God as to spirit.
7 And the end of all things has drawn near, be sensible therefore, and sober into prayers.
8 Before all things having fervent love into yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins,
9 hospitable into one another without grumbling.
10 Just as each one received a gift, ministering it into yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 Since a certain one speaks, then as oracles of God; since a certain one ministers, then as out from the force which God supplies; in order that in all things God might be glorified through Jesus Christ, to Whom is the glory and the might into the ages of the ages. Amen.
12 Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery test among you, coming to be toward a test for you, as a strange thing happening to you;
13 but, according as you share with the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, in order that also in the revelation of His glory, you might rejoice, rejoicing greatly.
14 Since you are reproached in the name of Christ, then you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
15 For let not any one of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a busybody;
16 but if as a Christian, then let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this part.
17 Because the time has come of the result for judgment to begin from the house of God, and if first from us, then what will be the end of the ones being disobedient to the gospel of God?
18 And since the righteous one with difficulty is saved, then where will the one ungodly and sinner appear?
19 So that also, the ones suffering according to the will of God, let them place alongside for themselves their souls to a faithful Creator in well-doing.
1 I, the fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, the one also who is a partner of the glory that is going to be revealed, exhort the elders among you:
2 Shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not by compulsion, but willfully, according to God, neither for sordid gain, but eagerly;
3 neither as lording over of the allotments, but becoming examples of the flock.
4 And having been manifested the Chief Shepherd, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
5 Likewise, younger ones, be subject to elders, and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility to one another, because God opposes to the haughty ones, but He gives grace to the humble ones.
6 Therefore be humble under the mighty hand of God, in order that He might exult you in time.
7 Having thrown all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you.
8 Be sober, be watchful. Your opponent, the devil, walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he might swallow down.
9 To whom stand against firm as to the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are to be accomplished by your brotherhood in the world.
10 But having suffered a little, the God of all grace, the One having called you into His everlasting glory in Christ, He Himself will restore, establish, strengthen, settle you.
11 To Him be the might into the ages. Amen.
12 Through Silvanus, your faithful brother, as I reckon him, I wrote through a few words, exhorting and witnessing this to be the true grace of God, into which stand.
13 The one chosen together with you in Babylon greets you, and Mark my son.
14 Greet one another in a kiss of love. Peace to you, to all the ones in Christ.