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1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not 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 the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

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1 Cary W = "When we are reminded that God called us, redeemed us and promises in this moment and forever an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance in heaven, we can relax into this grace, and stand confident that which He has given us will never fade."
2 angela h = "It is important for us to remember that we can do nothing of ourselves. We rely on God for everything daily...right down to the breath we take. "
3 angela h = "Jesus said "....blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." John 20:29Here we know Peter is writing to those who haven't seen Jesus in the flesh. We still believe and receive salvation of our souls."
4 Cary W = "This advent of the coming of Christ is such a mystery that even the angels desire to look into this marvelous working of God in all the fallen children as He restores us to Himself."
5 Cary W = "No matter what difficult fire or trial we may face, if we persevere we are assured that we will be soon comforted and filled with grace as the revelation of Jesus Christ returns again to our troubled mind and heart."
6 Cary W = "Lest we be tempted to compromise, we are encouraged to always remember God is Holy and commands us to be as well, since He can have no fellowship with us if we digress.  And He would not tell us to be perfect as He is perfect, unless He has also given us the means to bring forth our redeemed holy self."
7 angela h = "We were bought with the blood of Jesus. He paid our sin debt. He had no sin and became sin so that we could be made right with God. 2 Corinthians 5:21."