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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.

Nkwa Asem

Petro I 1

1Saa krataa yi fi Yesu Kristo somafo Petro nkyɛn. Ɔde kɔma Onyankopɔn nnipa a wayi wɔn a wɔahwete sɛ ahɔho kɔ Ponto, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia ne Bitinia amantam mu no.

Wɔnam Agya Onyankopɔn botae so na woyii mo na wɔnam ne Honhom so tew mo ho sɛ munni Yesu Kristo akyi na ɛnam so ma ne mogya no atew mo ho. Adom ne asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso nka mo.

Anidaso

Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no ase. Esiane n’ahummɔbɔ dodow nti, ɔnam nyan a onyanee Yesu Kristo fii owu mu no so maa yɛn nkwa foforo. Eyi ma yenya anidaso a atim, enti yɛrehwɛ anim sɛ yebenya nhyira dodow a Onyankopɔn akora a ɔde ma ne mma no bi. Ɔde sie wɔ soro ma mo efisɛ, ɛhɔ de, ɛremporɔw anaa ɛrensɛe na ɛrempa nso. Na Onyankopɔn gyina ne tumi kɛse no so bɛhwɛ sɛ mubedu hɔ asomdwoe mu na mo nsa aka, efisɛ, mugye no di. Ɛbɛyɛ mo de nna a edi akyi no mu ama obiara ahu.

Ɛwom sɛ, ebia mprempren ɛbɛba sɛ, esiane ɔhaw pii a mobɛfa mu no nti, mo werɛ bɛhow de, nanso momma mo ani nnye saa asɛm yi ho.

Wɔn botae ne sɛ, wobehu sɛ mo gyidi no yɛ kann. Sikakɔkɔɔ a wotumi sɛe no no mpo, wɔde ogya sɔ hwɛ enti mo gyidi a ɛsom bo kyɛn sikakɔbɔɔ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsɔ hwɛ hu sɛ, ebetumi atim anaa. Ɛno ansa na da a Yesu Kristo bɛba no, mubenya anuonyam.

Ɛwom sɛ munhu Yesu mprempren, nanso modɔ no. Munhuu no da, nanso mugye no di. Anigye a moanya no mma ɔka, efisɛ, mo gyidi ho mfaso a ɛyɛ mo kra nkwagye no, mo nsa reka.

10 Saa nkwagye yi ho na adiyifo no de boasetɔ hwehwɛɛ mu hyɛɛ saa akyɛde yi a Onyankopɔn de bɛma mo no ho nkɔm. 11 Wodwen bere ko a Kristo honhom a ɛwɔ wɔn mu a edii Kristo amane a obehui ne anuonyam a ebedi akyi no ho adanse no yikyerɛ no ho.

12 Onyankopɔn daa no adi kyerɛɛ saa adiyifo no sɛ wɔn adwuma no nni wɔn yiyedi mu na mmom ɛwɔ mo yiyedi mu. Na akyiri yi ara wɔada Asɛmpa no adi akyerɛ yɛn nyinaa. Saa Honhom Kronkron no a wɔsoma fi soro no tumi so a wɔnam kasa kyerɛɛ wɔn no ara so na wɔnam kasa kyerɛɛ yɛn nso. Eyinom yɛ nneɛma bi a abɔfo mpo pɛ sɛ wɔte ase. 13 Enti munsi mo adwene pi na munni dwuma. Munnyina yiye na momma mo ani nna nhyira a wɔde bɛma mo Yesu Kristo ba a ɔbɛba no mu no so.

14 Muntie Onyankopɔn, na mommma akɔnnɔ abrabɔ a edii mo so bere a na munnim no nnni mo so. 15 Na mmom, monyɛ kronn wɔ biribiara a moyɛ mu sɛnea Onyankopɔn a ɔfrɛɛ mo no yɛ kronn no. 16 Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ moyɛ kronn, efisɛ, meyɛ kronn.”

17 Monkae sɛ mo Agya a ɔwɔ soro a mobɔ no mpae no nhwɛ nnipa anim wɔ n’atemmu mu. Ɛno nti mo nna a aka mo wɔ asase yi so no, momfa nidi nyinaa mma no.

18 Efisɛ, munim bo a wotua de gyee mo fii abrabɔ bɔne a mo nenanom kyerɛɛ mo no mu. Ɛnyɛ ade a ɛhwere ne bo a ɛsom te sɛ dwetɛ anaa sikakɔkɔɔ no. 19 Kristo a ɔte sɛ oguammaa a onni dɛm no de ne ho bɔɔ afɔre a ne bo yɛ den ma munyaa ahofadi. 20 Ansa na wɔrebɔ wiase no, na Onyankopɔn ayi no na mo nti na nna a edi akyiri yi no, wɔdaa no adi.

21 Ɛnam ne so na mugyee Onyankopɔn a onyanee no fii awufo mu na ɔmaa no anuonyam no dii. Ɛnam so ama mo gyidi ne mo anidaso atim wɔ Onyankopɔn mu. 22 Afei a moayɛ osetie ama nokware no nti, mo ho atew na mododɔ mo nuanom gyidifo nokware mu yi, mumfi mo koma nyinaa mu nnodɔ mo ho mo ho. 23 Efisɛ, ɛnam Onyankopɔn asɛm a etim hɔ daa no so ama wɔawo mo bio sɛ mma a wɔn awofo nwu da na wɔte hɔ daapem. 24 Sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Nnipa nyinaa te sɛ sare; na wɔn anuonyam te sɛ nhwiren. Sare no wu ma ne nhwiren no po, 25 nanso Awurade asɛm no wɔ hɔ daa nyinaa.” Eyi ne asɛm a Asɛmpa no de brɛɛ mo.