Amplified Bible

1 Peter 1

A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

1Peter, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ,

To those [elect—both Jewish and Gentile believers] who live as exiles, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia [Minor], and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by the sanctifying work of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace [that special sense of spiritual well-being] be yours in increasing abundance [as you walk closely with God].

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [born anew] into an inheritance which is imperishable [beyond the reach of change] and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, who are being protected and shielded by the power of God through your faith for salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy, receiving as the result [the outcome, the consummation] of your faith, the salvation of [a]your souls.

10 Regarding this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace [of God] that was intended for you, searched carefully and inquired [about this future way of salvation], 11 seeking to find out what person or what time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories [destined] to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that their services [their prophecies regarding grace] were not [meant] for themselves and their time, but for you, in these things [the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus Christ] which have now been told to you by those who preached the gospel to you by the [power of the] Holy Spirit [who was] sent from heaven. Into these things even the angels long to look.

13 So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. 15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.”

17 If you address as Father, the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in [reverent] fear [of Him] and with profound respect for Him throughout the time of your stay on earth. 18 For you know that you were not redeemed from your useless [spiritually unproductive] way of life inherited [by tradition] from your forefathers with perishable things like silver and gold, 19 but [you were actually purchased] with precious blood, like that of a [sacrificial] lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ. 20 For He was [b]foreordained (foreknown) before the foundation of the world, but has appeared [publicly] in these last times for your sake 21 and through Him you believe [confidently] in God [the heavenly Father], who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

22 Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly seeking the best for one another], 23 for you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting 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.”

And this is the word [the good news of salvation] which was preached to you.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Peter 1:9 One early ms does not contain your.
  2. 1 Peter 1:20 The Son of God always existed and it was always known that He would be the Redeemer of mankind.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

彼得前书 1

1我是耶稣基督的使徒彼得,写信给蒙上帝拣选,寄居在本都、加拉太、加帕多迦、亚细亚、庇推尼各地的人。 你们蒙拣选是按照父上帝预先定好的旨意,借着圣灵得以圣洁,好顺服耶稣基督,并靠祂的血得到洁净。

愿上帝赐给你们丰丰富富的恩典和平安!

活泼的盼望

愿颂赞归于我们主耶稣基督的父上帝!祂有无穷的怜悯,借着耶稣基督从死里复活使我们获得重生,有活泼的盼望, 可以承受那不会朽坏、没有污点、不会衰残、为你们存留在天上的产业。 你们这些因信而蒙上帝用大能保守的人,必能得到那已经预备好、在末世要显明的救恩。

为此,即使现今你们必须暂时在百般试炼中忍受痛苦,也要满怀喜乐。 这样,你们的信心经过试验便显明是真实的,比那经过火炼仍会坏掉的金子更加宝贵,使你们可以在耶稣基督显现时得到称赞、荣耀和尊贵。 你们虽然没有见过基督,却爱祂;虽然现在看不见祂,却信祂,并且有无法形容、充满荣耀的喜乐。 因为你们得到了信心带来的果效,就是你们的灵魂得救。

10 有关这救恩,那些预言恩典要临到你们的众先知早已详细寻求查考了。 11 基督的灵曾在他们心中指示他们,预言基督要受苦,然后得荣耀。他们便详细查考这些事会在什么时候、什么情况下发生。 12 他们得到启示,知道他们传讲这些事不是为了自己,而是为了你们。现在,那些靠着从天上差来的圣灵向你们传福音的人,已经将这些事传给你们了。连天使也想把这些事看个明白。

要圣洁像主

13 所以,要预备好你们的心,谨慎自律,专心盼望耶稣基督显现时要带给你们的恩典。 14 你们既是顺服的儿女,就不要再像从前无知的时候那样放纵私欲。 15 那呼召你们的是圣洁的,你们在一切事上也要圣洁。 16 因为圣经上说:“你们要圣洁,因为我是圣洁的。”

17 既然你们称呼那位按各人的行为公正无私地审判人的上帝为父,就应该存着敬畏的心过你们在世上寄居的日子。 18 要知道,你们从传统的、没有意义的生活中被救赎出来,不是靠金银等会朽坏的东西, 19 而是靠无瑕无疵的代罪羔羊——基督的宝血。 20 基督是上帝在创世以前预先拣选的,却在这末世为你们显现。 21 你们借着基督信了使祂从死里复活、赐祂荣耀的上帝,所以,你们的信心和盼望都在于上帝。

22 你们既因顺服真理,洁净了自己的心,能够真诚地爱弟兄姊妹,就当以清洁的心彼此切实相爱。 23 你们获得重生,不是借着会腐烂的种子,而是借着不会腐烂的种子——上帝活泼永存的道。 24 因为

“芸芸众生尽如草,
荣华不过草上花;
草必枯干花必残,
25 唯有主道永长存。”

这道就是传给你们的福音。