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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,
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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.

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

1 Petro 1

1Kutoka kwa Petro, mtume wa Yesu Kristo. Kwa wateule wa Mungu ambao wametawanyika, wanaoishi ugenini huko Ponto, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia na Bithinia. Ninyi mlichaguliwa tangu mwanzo na Mungu Baba na kutakaswa na Roho, mpate kumtii Yesu Kristo na kunyunyiziwa damu yake. Nawatakieni neema na amani tele.

Tumaini Lenye Uzima

Asifiwe Mungu, Baba wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo! Kwa rehema yake kuu ametufanya tuzaliwe upya ili tupate tumaini lenye uzima kwa kufufuka kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo kutoka kwa wafu; na tupokee urithi usioharibika, usiooza na usiochuja, ambao umewekwa mbinguni kwa ajili yenu. Nanyi, kwa imani, mnalindwa na nguvu ya Mungu mpaka utakapofika wokovu ambao uko tayari kufunuliwa wakati wa mwisho.

Furahini sana katika hilo, ingawa sasa kwa kitambo kidogo ni lazima mpate majaribu ya kila aina. Majaribu yataifanya imani yenu, ambayo ina thamani kuliko dhahabu, iwe imepimwa na kuthibitishwa kuwa ya kweli kama vile dhahabu ambayo ingawa ni kitu kiharibikacho, hupimwa kwa moto. Ndipo mtapata sifa, utukufu na heshima siku ile Yesu Kristo atakapofunuliwa. Ingawa hamja pata kumwona, mnampenda. Na ingawa hamumwoni sasa mnamwamini na kujawa na furaha tukufu isiyoelezeka. Maana mnapokea wokovu wa roho zenu, ambao ndio lengo la imani yenu.

10 Manabii waliotabiri kuhusu neema hiyo ambayo ninyi mnge pewa, walitafuta sana na kwa makini habari za wokovu huu. 11 Walijaribu kutafuta kujua ni nani au ni wakati upi uliomaan ishwa na Roho wa Kristo aliyekuwa akisema ndani yao alipotabiri kuhusu mateso ya Kristo na utukufu utakaofuata. 12 Walidhihir ishiwa kuwa kazi waliyokuwa wakifanya si kwa faida yao bali ni kwa ajili yenu. Kwa maana walinena nanyi habari za mambo ambayo sasa mmekwisha elezwa na wale waliowahubiria Injili kwa uwezo wa Roho Mtakatifu aliyetumwa kutoka mbinguni. Hata malaika wanata mani kufahamu mambo haya.

Mwito Wa Kuishi Maisha Matakatifu

13 Kwa hiyo, ziandaeni nia zenu, muwe na kiasi, wekeni tumaini lenu lote katika neema ile mtakayopewa wakati ule Yesu Kristo atakapodhihirishwa. 14 Kama watoto watiifu, msikubali kutawaliwa na tamaa mbaya mlizokuwa nazo wakati mkiishi katika ujinga. 15 Bali kama yeye aliyewaita alivyo mtakatifu, kadhalika ninyi muwe watakatifu katika mwenendo wenu; 16 maana imeandikwa: “Muwe watakatifu kwa sababu mimi ni mtakatifu.”

17 Kwa kuwa mnamwita “Baba” yeye ahukumuye matendo ya kila mtu pasipo upendeleo, ishini maisha yenu hapa duniani kama wageni, kwa kumcha Mungu. 18 Maana mnafahamu kwamba mlikombolewa kutokana na maisha duni yasiyofaa ambayo mlirithi kutoka kwa baba zenu. Hamkukombolewa kwa kutumia vitu viharibikavyo kama fedha na dhahabu, 19 bali mlikombolewa kwa damu ya thamani ya Kristo, Mwana-Kondoo asiye na dosari wala doa. 20 Yeye alichaguliwa kabla ya dunia kuumbwa lakini akadhihirishwa katika siku hizi za mwisho kwa ajili yenu. 21 Kwa ajili yake ninyi mnamwamini Mungu aliyemfufua kutoka kwa wafu akampa utukufu, na kwa hiyo imani yenu na matumaini yenu yako kwa Mungu.

22 Na sasa kwa kuwa mmekwisha kujitakasa kwa kuitii ile kweli na kuwapenda ndugu zenu kwa kweli, pendaneni kwa moyo wote. 23 Maana mmezaliwa upya, si kwa mbegu iharibikayo, bali kwa mbegu isiyoharibika, kwa neno la Mungu lililo hai na linalodumu hata milele. 24 Maana, “Binadamu wote ni kama nyasi na utukufu wao ni kama ua la mwituni. Nyasi hunyauka na ua huanguka, 25 lakini neno la Mungu hudumu milele.” Na neno hilo ni Habari Njema ambayo mlihubiriwa.