1 Peter 1
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A Greeting from Peter
(2 Peter 1:1–2)

1Peter, an Apostle of Iesus Christ, to them that dwell here and there as straungers, throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia: 2Elect accordyng to the foreknoweledge of God the father, vnto the sanctifiyng of the spirite, through obedience & sprinklyng of ye blood of Iesus Christ: Grace & peace be multiplied vnto you.

A Living Hope

3Blessed be God the father of our Lorde Iesus Christe, which accordyng to his aboundaunt mercie begat vs agayne vnto a lyuely hope, by that that Iesus Christe rose agayne from death, 4To an inheritaunce immortall, and vndefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserued in heauen for you, 5Which are kept by the power of God through fayth vnto saluation, which is prepared alredie to be shewed in the last tyme. 6In the which ye reioyce, though nowe for a season (yf nede require) ye are in heauinesse through manifolde temptations: 7That the triall of your fayth, beyng much more precious then golde that perisheth, though it be tried with fyre, myght be founde vnto laude, glorie, and honour, at the appearyng of Iesus Christe, 8Whom ye haue not seene, and yet loue hym, in whom euen nowe though ye see hym not, yet do you beleue, & reioyce with ioy vnspeakeable and glorious: 9Receauyng the ende of your fayth, euen the saluation of your soules.

10Of which saluation haue ye prophetes enquired & searched, which prophesied of the grace that should come vnto you: 11Searchyng when or at what tyme the spirite of Christ which was in them, shoulde signifie, which spirite testified before, the passions that should happen vnto Christe, and the glorie that shoulde folowe after. 12Unto which prophetes it was also declared, that not vnto them selues, but vnto vs, they shoulde minister ye thinges which are nowe shewed vnto you of them, which by the holy ghost sent downe from heauen, haue in the Gospell preached vnto you, the thynges which the Angels desire to beholde.

A Call to Holiness
(Hebrews 12:14–17)

13Wherfore girde vp the loynes of your mynde, be sober, and trust perfectly on the grace that is brought vnto you, by the reuelation of Iesus Christe: 14As obedient chyldren, not fashionyng your selues vnto the former lustes of your ignoraunce: 15But as he which called you is holy, euen so be ye holy also in all maner of conuersation: 16Because it is written, be ye holy, for I am holy.

17And yf so be that ye call on the father, which without respect of person iudgeeth accordyng to euery mans worke, see that ye passe the tyme of your dwellyng here, in feare: 18Forasmuch as ye knowe, howe that ye were not redeemed with corruptible thynges, as siluer and golde, from your vayne conuersation which ye receaued by the tradition of the fathers: 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lambe vndefiled, & without spot: 20Which was ordeyned beforehande, euen before the worlde was made, but was declared in the last tymes for your sakes: 21Which by his meanes do beleue on God that raysed hym vp from death, and glorified hym, that ye might haue fayth and hope towarde God:

The Enduring Word
(Isaiah 40:6–8)

22Euen ye which haue purified your soules through the spirite in obeying the trueth, with brotherly loue vnfayned, see that ye loue one another with a pure heart feruentlye: 23For ye are borne a newe, not of mortal seede: but of immortal, by the worde of God, which lyueth and lasteth for euer.

24For all fleshe is as grasse, and all the glorie of man, is as the flowre of grasse. The grasse withereth, and the flowre falleth away:

25But the worde of the Lorde endureth euer. And this is the worde, which by the Gospell was preached vnto you.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

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