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          DASV: 1 Peter 1    

1 From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ; to the sojourners
scattered in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia,
Asia, and Bithynia, the chosen
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, sanctified
by the 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 great mercy has given us new birth to a
living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and does
not fade away. It is reserved in heaven for you,
5 who by the power of God are protected through faith for a
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you have joy, although now, for a little while, you
have had to suffer in various trials,
7 so that the genuineness of your faith, being more precious
than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire, may result
in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; you do not see him,
yet you believe in him, rejoicing greatly with joy unspeakable
and filled with glory.
9 You are receiving the result of your faith--the salvation
of your souls.
10 Concerning this salvation the prophets, who prophesied of
the grace that should come to you, sought and searched
11 They searched for what person and time the Spirit of Christ
which was in them was pointing to when it testified beforehand
about the sufferings of Christ and the glories that should follow.
12 It was revealed to them, that they were not serving themselves,
but you, things which now have been announced to you through
those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent
from heaven, things into which even angels are eager to look.

13 Therefore, prepare your minds, be sober and set your hope
completely on the grace that will be brought to you when
Jesus Christ is revealed.
14 Like obedient children, do not be conformed to your passions
derived from your former ignorance.
15 But as he who chose you is holy, be holy yourselves in every
area of life,
16 for it is written, “You shall be holy; because I am holy.”
17 If you call on him as Father, who without partiality judges
according to each one's work, live the time of your sojourning
in reverential fear.
18 You know that you were ransomed not with corruptible things,
like silver or gold from your futile ways of life handed
down from your forefathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an
unblemished and spotless lamb.
20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but
was manifested at the end of times for your sake.
21 Through him you are now believers in God, who raised him
from the dead and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope
might be in God.
22 You have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth
so that you have genuine mutual love. Love one another
fervently from a pure heart.
23 You have been born again, not from perishable seed, but
from imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24 For,
     "All flesh is like grass,
           and all its glory like the flower of grass.
      The grass withers,
           and the flower falls off,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.

This is the good news which was proclaimed to you.

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