1 Peter

CLV(i) 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen expatriates of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God, the Father, in holiness of spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you!" 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to His vast mercy, regenerates us into a living expectation, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead, 4 for the enjoyment of an allotment incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, kept in the heavens for you, 5 who are garrisoned by the power of God, through faith, for salvation ready to be revealed in the last era, 6 in which you are exulting; briefly at present, if it must be, being sorrowed by various trials, 7 that the testing of your faith, much more precious than gold which is perishing, yet, being tested by fire, may be found for applause and glory and honor at the unveiling of Jesus Christ, 8 Whom, not perceiving, you are loving; in Whom, not seeing at present, yet believing, you are exulting with joy unspeakable and glorious, 9 being requited with the consummation of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 10 Concerning which salvation the prophets seek out and search out, who prophesy concerning the grace which is for you, 11 searching into what or what manner of era the spirit of Christ in them made evident, when testifying beforehand to the sufferings pertaining to Christ and the glories after these." 12 To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to you they dispensed them, of which you were now informed through those who are bringing the evangel to you by holy spirit dispatched from heaven, into which messengers are yearning to peer." 13 Wherefore, girding up the loins of your comprehension, being sober, expect perfectly the grace which is being brought to you at the unveiling of Jesus Christ." 14 As obedient children, not configuring to the former desires, in your ignorance, 15 but, according as He Who calls you is holy, you also become holy in all behavior, 16 because it is written that, Holy shall you be, for I am holy." 17 And if you are invoking the Father, Who is judging impartially according to each one's work, you may behave, for the time of your sojourn, with fear, 18 being aware that not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, were you ransomed from your vain behavior, handed down by tradition from the fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a flawless and unspotted lamb, 20 foreknown, indeed, before the disruption of the world, yet manifested in the last times because of you, who through Him are believing in God, 21 Who rouses Him from among the dead and is giving Him glory, so that your faith and expectation is to be in God." 22 Having purified your souls, by the obedience of truth, for unfeigned fondness for the brethren, love one another out of a true heart earnestly, 23 having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, living and permanent, 24 because All flesh is grass, And all its glory is as the flower of grass. Withered is the grass, And the flower falls off..." 25 Yet the declaration of the Lord is remaining for the eon. Now this is the declaration which is being brought to you in the evangel.