1 Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, to all those living as aliens in the Dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen,
Heb 11:13 Esth 3:8 Eph 2:19 Acts 2:5-11 Deut 28:64 Jas 1:1 Eph 2:12
2 in the foresight of God the Father, to be made holy by the Spirit, obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Rom 11:2 2Thess 2:13 Acts 2:23 Heb 12:24 1Pet 1:22 Eph 1:4-5 John 15:16-19
3 Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
1Pet 1:23 2Cor 1:3 1John 5:4 1John 3:3 1Cor 15:20 1John 2:29 Titus 3:4-6
4 and into a heritage that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away. It is reserved in heaven for you
2Tim 4:8 1Pet 5:4 Col 1:5 Rev 21:27 1Cor 15:52-54 Acts 20:32 Col 3:3-4
5 who are being kept safe by God's power through faith until the salvation which has been prepared is revealed at the final point of time.
Eph 2:8 Phil 1:6 Job 19:25 Rom 8:31-39 John 17:15 John 17:11-12 John 10:28-30
6 This is a great joy to you, even though for a short time yet you must bear all sorts of trials;
Jas 1:2 1Pet 5:10 Rom 5:2 Rom 12:12 Isa 61:3 Matt 5:12 1Cor 4:9-13
7 so that the worth of your faith, more valuable than gold, which is perishable even if it has been tested by fire, may be proved -- to your praise and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Job 23:10 Isa 48:10 1Pet 4:12 Prov 17:3 Jas 1:12 Rom 2:7 Jas 1:3-4
8 You have not seen him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him you believe in him and so are already filled with a joy so glorious that it cannot be described;
John 20:29 John 16:22 Rom 15:13 Heb 11:27 Phil 4:4 1Pet 1:6 Matt 25:35-40
9 and you are sure of the goal of your faith, that is, the salvation of your souls.
Rom 6:22 Jas 1:21 Heb 11:13
10 This salvation was the subject of the search and investigation of the prophets who spoke of the grace you were to receive,
Matt 13:17 Luke 10:24 Acts 7:52 Dan 2:44 Heb 11:13 Zech 6:12 1Pet 1:11
11 searching out the time and circumstances for which the Spirit of Christ, bearing witness in them, was revealing the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow them.
2Pet 1:21 Isa 52:13-14 Isa 53:1-12 Dan 9:24-26 Gen 3:15 Gen 49:10 Rom 8:9
12 It was revealed to them that it was for your sake and not their own that they were acting as servants delivering the message which has now been announced to you by those who preached to you the gospel through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even the angels long to catch a glimpse of these things.
Eph 3:10 John 15:26 Mark 16:15 Heb 11:39-40 1Pet 1:25 Dan 12:9 Dan 12:13
13 Your minds, then, must be sober and ready for action; put all your hope in the grace brought to you by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1Pet 5:8 Luke 12:35 1Pet 4:7 Heb 9:28 Titus 2:11-13 Eph 6:14 1John 3:3
14 Do not allow yourselves to be shaped by the passions of your old ignorance,
Rom 12:2 1Pet 4:2-3 1Thess 4:5 Col 3:5-7 Eph 2:2 Eph 4:18-22 Titus 3:3-5
15 but as obedient children, be yourselves holy in all your activity, after the model of the Holy One who calls us,
2Cor 7:1 Jas 3:13 Matt 5:48 Heb 12:14 1Thess 4:3-7 Eph 5:1-2 Phil 2:15-16
16 since scripture says, 'Be holy, for I am holy.'
Lev 11:44 Lev 19:2 Lev 20:7 Amos 3:3
17 And if you address as Father him who judges without favouritism according to each individual's deeds, live out the time of your exile here in reverent awe.
1Pet 2:11 2Chr 19:7 2Cor 7:1 Heb 12:28 Matt 6:9 Phil 2:12 Rom 11:20
18 For you know that the price of your ransom from the futile way of life handed down from your ancestors was paid, not in anything perishable like silver or gold,
1Cor 6:20 Titus 2:14 1Cor 7:23 Eph 4:17 Gal 1:4 Ps 49:7-8 Rom 1:21
19 but in precious blood as of a blameless and spotless lamb, Christ.
1John 1:7 John 1:29 1Pet 2:22-24 Rev 5:9 1John 2:2 1Pet 3:18 Heb 9:12-14
20 He was marked out before the world was made, and was revealed at the final point of time for your sake.
2Tim 1:9-10 Eph 1:4 Heb 9:26 Col 1:26 Rev 13:8 Titus 1:2-3 Eph 3:11
21 Through him you now have faith in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for this very purpose -- that your faith and hope should be in God.
Heb 2:9 1Pet 3:22 Acts 2:24 Acts 3:13 John 12:44 1Pet 1:11 1Tim 1:1
22 Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves so that you can experience the genuine love of brothers, love each other intensely from the heart;
Heb 13:1 1Tim 1:5 Rom 12:9-10 1John 4:12 1Pet 3:8 John 13:34-35 2Thess 1:3
23 for your new birth was not from any perishable seed but from imperishable seed, the living and enduring Word of God.
1Pet 1:3 Heb 4:12 John 3:3 John 1:13 John 3:5 1Cor 15:53-54 1John 3:9
24 For all humanity is grass, and all its beauty like the wild flower's. As grass withers, the flower fades,
Isa 40:6-8 Ps 103:15 Jas 4:14 Jas 1:10-11 Ps 37:2 Ps 92:7 Ps 129:6
25 but the Word of the Lord remains for ever. And this Word is the Good News that has been brought to you.
Isa 40:8 Ps 119:89 1Cor 15:1-4 1John 1:1 Matt 5:18 1Cor 1:21-24 1Cor 2:2