[1P]   1 PETER

» 1 Peter 1

¶ 1 Peter 1 v1-2

{ heart }   [1P] 1v1

Peter an apostle of JESUS CHRIST,
to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus,
Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v2

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.

¶ 1 Peter 1 v3-12

{ heart }   [1P] 1v3

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,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v4

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled,
and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v5

Who are kept by the power of GOD through faith
unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

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Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season (if need be)
ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

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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 honor, and glory,
at the appearing of JESUS CHRIST:

{ heart }   [1P] 1v8

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,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v9

Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls:

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Of which salvation the prophets have inquired,
and searched diligently, who prophesied
of the grace that should come unto you,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v11

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.

{ heart }   [1P] 1v12

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.

¶ 1 Peter 1 v13-21

{ heart }   [1P] 1v13

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,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v14

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves
according to the former lusts in your ignorance

{ heart }   [1P] 1v15

But as HE WHICH hath called you is holy,
so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

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Because it is written,

Be ye holy, for I AM holy.

{ heart }   [1P] 1v17

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:

{ heart }   [1P] 1v18

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;

{ heart }   [1P] 1v19

But with the precious blood of CHRIST,
as of a LAMB without blemish and without spot.

{ heart }   [1P] 1v20

WHO verily was foreordained
before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you.

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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.

¶ 1 Peter 1 v22-25

{ heart }   [1P] 1v22

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,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v23

Being born again,
not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the WORD of GOD WHICH liveth
and abideth forever.

{ heart }   [1P] 1v24

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,

{ heart }   [1P] 1v25

But the word of the LORD endureth forever:
and this is the word
which by the Gospel is preached unto you.

» 1 Peter 2

¶ 1 Peter 2 v1-10

{ heart }   [1P] 2v1

Wherefore, laying aside all malice, and all guile,
and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

{ heart }   [1P] 2v2

As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby,

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If so be ye have tasted that the LORD is gracious.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v4

To WHOM coming as unto a living STONE,
disallowed indeed of men,
but chosen of GOD, and precious,

{ heart }   [1P] 2v5

Ye also as lively stones,
are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to GOD by JESUS CHRIST.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v6

Wherefore it is contained in the Scripture,

Behold, I lay in Zion a chief CORNERSTONE,
elect, precious, and he that believeth on HIM
shall not be confounded.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v7

Unto you therefore which believe HE is precious;
but unto them which be disobedient,
the STONE WHICH the builders disallowed,
the SAME is made the HEAD of the corner,

{ heart }   [1P] 2v8

And a STONE of stumbling, and a ROCK of offence,
even to them which stumble at the word,
being disobedient,
whereunto also they were appointed.

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But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,
an holy nation, a peculiar people,
that ye should show forth the praises of HIM,
WHO hath called you out of darkness
into HIS marvelous light:

{ heart }   [1P] 2v10

Which in time past were not a people,
but are now the people of GOD:
which had not obtained mercy,
but now have obtained mercy.

¶ 1 Peter 2 v11-12

{ heart }   [1P] 2v11

Dearly beloved, I beseech you
as strangers and pilgrims,
abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.,

{ heart }   [1P] 2v12

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles,
that whereas they speak against you as evildoers,
they may by your good works which they shall behold,
glorify GOD in the day of visitation.

¶ 1 Peter 2 v13-17

{ heart }   [1P] 2v13

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man
for the LORD'S sake,
whether it be to the king, as supreme,

{ heart }   [1P] 2v14

Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him
for the punishment of evildoers,
and for the praise of them that do well.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v15

For so is the will of GOD, that with well doing
ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v16

As free, and not using your liberty
for a cloak of maliciousness,
but as the servants of GOD.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v17

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood.
Fear GOD. Honor the king.

¶ 1 Peter 2 v18-25

{ heart }   [1P] 2v18

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear,
not only to the good and gentle,
but also to the froward.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v19

For this is thankworthy,
if a man for conscience toward GOD endure grief,
suffering wrongfully.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v20

For what glory is it,
if when ye be buffeted for your faults,
ye shall take it patiently:
but if when ye do well, and suffer for it,
ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with GOD.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v21

For even hereunto were ye called:
because CHRIST also suffered for us,
leaving us an example,
that ye should follow HIS steps.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v22

WHO did no sin,
neither was guile found in HIS mouth.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v23

WHO when HE was reviled, reviled not again;
when HE suffered, HE threatened not,
but committed HIMSELF to HIM
THAT judgeth righteously.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v24

WHO HIS OWN SELF bare our sins
in HIS OWN body on the tree,
that we being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness,
by WHOSE stripes ye were healed.

{ heart }   [1P] 2v25

For ye were as sheep going astray,
but are now returned unto the SHEPHERD
and BISHOP of your souls.

» 1 Peter 3

¶ 1 Peter 3 v1-7

{ heart }   [1P] 3v1

Likewise, ye wives,
be in subjection to your own husbands,
that if any obey not the word,
they also may without the word
be won by the conversation of the wives:

{ heart }   [1P] 3v2

While they behold your chaste conversation
coupled with fear:

{ heart }   [1P] 3v3

Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning,
of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold,
or of putting on of apparel.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v4

But let it be the hidden man of the heart,
in that which is not corruptible,
even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,
which is in the sight of GOD of great price.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v5

For after this manner in the old time,
the holy women also who trusted in GOD
adorned themselves,
being in subjection unto their own husbands.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v6

Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him  lord’,
whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well,
and are not afraid with any amazement.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v7

Likewise ye husbands,
dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel,
and as being heirs together of the grace of life,
that your prayers be not hindered.

¶ 1 Peter 3 v8-12

{ heart }   [1P] 3v8

Finally, be ye all of one mind,
having compassion one of another,
love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous,

{ heart }   [1P] 3v9

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing:
but contrariwise blessing,
knowing that ye are thereunto called,
that ye should inherit a blessing.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v10

For he that will love life, and see good days,
let him refrain his tongue from evil,
and his lips that they speak no guile:

{ heart }   [1P] 3v11

Let him eschew evil and do good,
let him seek peace and ensue it.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v12

For the eyes of the LORD are over the righteous,
and HIS ears are open unto their prayers:
but the face of the LORD is against them that do evil.

¶ 1 Peter 3 v13-22

{ heart }   [1P] 3v13

And who is he that will harm you,
if ye be followers of that which is good?

{ heart }   [1P] 3v14

But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake,
happy are ye,
and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled:

{ heart }   [1P] 3v15

But sanctify the LORD GOD in your hearts,
and be ready always to give an answer to every man
that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you,
with meekness and fear:

{ heart }   [1P] 3v16

Having a good conscience,
that whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil doers,
they may be ashamed that falsely accuse
your good conversation in CHRIST.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v17

For it is better, if the will of GOD be so,
that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v18

For CHRIST also hath once suffered for sins,
the JUST for the unjust,
that HE might bring us to GOD,
being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the SPIRIT.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v19

By WHICH also HE went and preached
unto the spirits in prison,

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Which sometime were disobedient,
when once the longsuffering of GOD waited
in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing:
wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v21

The like figure whereunto, even baptism,
doth also now save us
(not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,
but the answer of a good conscience toward GOD,)
by the resurrection of JESUS CHRIST.

{ heart }   [1P] 3v22

WHO is gone into heaven,
and is on the right hand of GOD,
Angels, and authorities,
and powers being made subject unto HIM.

» 1 Peter 4

¶ 1 Peter 4 v1-6

{ heart }   [1P] 4v1

Forasmuch then as CHRIST hath suffered for us
in the flesh,
arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:
for he that hath suffered in the flesh,
hath ceased from sin:

{ heart }   [1P] 4v2

That he no longer should live the rest of his time
in the flesh
to the lusts of men, but to the will of GOD.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v3

For the time past of our life may suffice us
to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,
when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts,
excess of wine, revellings, banquetings,
and abominable idolatries,

{ heart }   [1P] 4v4

Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them
to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

{ heart }   [1P] 4v5

Who shall give account to HIM THAT is ready
to judge the quick and the dead.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v6

For, for this cause was the Gospel preached
also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according to men in the flesh,
but live according to GOD in the spirit.

¶ 1 Peter 4 v7-11

{ heart }   [1P] 4v7

But the end of all things is at hand:
be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v8

And above all things
have fervent charity among yourselves:
for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v9

Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v10

As every man hath received the gift,
even so minister the same one to another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v11

If any man speak,
let him speak as the oracles of GOD:
if any man minister,
let him do it as of the ability which GOD giveth,
that GOD in all things may be glorified
through JESUS CHRIST,
to WHOM be praise and dominion forever and ever.
Amen.

¶ 1 Peter 4 v12-16

{ heart }   [1P] 4v12

Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you,
as though some strange thing happened unto you.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v13

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers
of CHRIST'S sufferings;
that when HIS glory shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v14

If ye be reproached for the NAME of CHRIST,
happy are ye,
for the SPIRIT of glory, and of GOD resteth upon you:
on their part HE is evil spoken of,
but on your part HE is glorified.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v15

But let none of you suffer as a murderer,
or as a thief, or as an evil doer,
or as a busybody in other men's matters.

{ heart }   [1P] 4v16

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed,
but let him glorify GOD on this behalf.

¶ 1 Peter 4 v17-19

{ heart }   [1P] 4v17

For the time is come that judgment must begin
at the house of GOD: and if it first begin at us,
what shall the end be of them
that obey not the Gospel of GOD?

{ heart }   [1P] 4v18

And if the righteous scarcely be saved,
where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

{ heart }   [1P] 4v19

Wherefore, let them that suffer
according to the will of GOD,
commit the keeping of their souls to HIM
in well doing, as unto a faithful CREATOR.

» 1 Peter 5

¶ 1 Peter 5 v1-9

{ heart }   [1P] 5v1

The elders which are among you I exhort,
who am also an elder,
and a witness of the sufferings of CHRIST,
and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v2

Feed the flock of GOD which is among you,
taking the oversight thereof,
not by constraint, but willingly:
not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind:

{ heart }   [1P] 5v3

Neither as being lords over GOD'S heritage:
but being ensamples to the flock.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v4

And when the chief SHEPHERD shall appear,
ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v5

Likewise ye younger,
submit yourselves unto the elder:
yea, all of you be subject one to another,
and be clothed with humility:
for GOD resisteth the proud,
and giveth grace to the humble.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v6

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand
of GOD, that HE may exalt you in due time,

{ heart }   [1P] 5v7

Casting all your care upon HIM,
for HE careth for you.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v8

Be sober, be vigilant:
because your Adversary the Devil,
as a roaring lion walketh about,
seeking whom He may devour;

{ heart }   [1P] 5v9

Whom resist steadfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished
in your brethren that are in the world.

¶ 1 Peter 5 v10-14

{ heart }   [1P] 5v10

But the GOD of all grace WHO hath called us
into HIS eternal glory by CHRIST JESUS,
after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect,
establish, strengthen, settle you.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v11

To HIM be glory and dominion forever and ever.
Amen.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v12

By Silvanus a faithful brother unto you,
(as I suppose) I have written briefly,
exhorting, and testifying,
that this is the true grace of GOD wherein ye stand.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v13

The church that is at Babylon elected,
together with you, saluteth you,
and so doth Mark my son.

{ heart }   [1P] 5v14

Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity:
Peace be with you all that are in CHRIST JESUS.
Amen.