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1 *Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to athe strangers bscattered throughout cPontus, dGalatia, cCappadocia, cAsia, and eBithynia, 2 fElect according to gthe foreknowledge of God the Father, hthrough sanctification of the Spirit, unto iobedience and ksprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: lGrace unto you, and mpeace, be multiplied.
3 nBlessed be othe God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which paccording to his †abundant mercy qhath begotten us again unto ra lively hope sby the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To tan inheritance uincorruptible, and undefiled, and wthat fadeth not away, xreserved yin heaven ||for you, 5 Who are zkept by the power of God athrough faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein bye greatly crejoice, dthough now efor a season, if need be, cye are in heaviness through fmanifold temptations: 7 That gthe trial of your faith, being much more precious than hof gold that perisheth, hthough it be tried iwith fire, might be found unto jpraise and khonour and kglory lat the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 mWhom having not seen, ye love; in whom, nthough now ye see him not, yet believing, oye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 pReceiving qthe end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10 Of which salvation rthe prophets shave inquired and searched diligently, twho prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching uwhat, or what manner of time vthe Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, wwhen it testified beforehand xythe sufferings of Christ, and yzthe glory that should follow. 12 aUnto whom it was revealed, that bnot unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with cthe Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; dwhich things the angels desire to elook into.
13 Wherefore fgird up the loins of your mind, gbe sober, and hope †to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you hat the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As iobedient children, knot fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts lin your ignorance: 15 But mas he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of nconversation; 16 Because it is written, oBe ye holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on the Father, who pwithout respect of persons qjudgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your rsojourning here in sfear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that tye were not redeemed uwith corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain nconversation vreceived by tradition from your fathers; 19 But wwith the precious blood of Christ, as of xa lamb ywithout blemish and without spot: 20 zWho verily was foreordained abefore the foundation of the world, but was manifest bin these last times for you, 21 cWho by him do believe in God, dthat raised him up from the dead, and egave him glory; fthat your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have gpurified your souls in hobeying the truth through the Spirit iunto jlunfeigned klove of the brethren, see that ye love one another lwith a pure heart mfervently: 23 nBeing born again, onot of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, pby xthe word of God, qwhich liveth and rabideth for ever. 24 ||For sall flesh is as grass, and tall the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 uBut xthe word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is xthe word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
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