The Message

1 Peter 1

11-2 I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!

A New Life

3-5 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

6-7 I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.

8-9 You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.

10-12 The prophets who told us this was coming asked a lot of questions about this gift of life God was preparing. The Messiah’s Spirit let them in on some of it—that the Messiah would experience suffering, followed by glory. They clamored to know who and when. All they were told was that they were serving you, you who by orders from heaven have now heard for yourselves—through the Holy Spirit—the Message of those prophecies fulfilled. Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!

A Future in God

13-16 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.

18-21 Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.

22-25 Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said,

The old life is a grass life,
    its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
Grass dries up, flowers droop,
    God’s Word goes on and on forever.

This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

1 Peteru 1

1Peteru, aposteli Jesu Kristi,

Sí àwọn àyànfẹ́ Ọlọ́run, ti wọ́n ń ṣe àtìpó ní àgbáyé, tiwọn tú káàkiri sí Pọntu, Galatia, Kappadokia, Asia, àti Bitinia, àwọn ẹni tí a ti yàn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìmọ̀tẹ́lẹ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba, nípa ìsọdimímọ́ Ẹ̀mí, sí ìgbọ́ràn àti ìbùwọ́n ẹ̀jẹ̀ Jesu Kristi:

Kí oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà máa bí sì fún yín.

Ìyìn sí Ọlọ́run fún ìrètí tó wà láààyè

Ìyìn yẹ Ọlọ́run àti Baba Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa! Ẹni tí ó tún wa bí gẹ́gẹ́ bí àánú ńlá rẹ̀ sínú ìrètí ààyè nípa àjíǹde Jesu Kristi kúrò nínú òkú, àti sínú ogún àìdíbàjẹ́, àti àìlábàwọ́n, àti èyí tí kì í ṣá, tí a ti fi pamọ́ ni ọ̀run dè yin, ẹyin tí a ń pamọ́ nípa agbára Ọlọ́run nípa ìgbàgbọ́ si ìgbàlà, tí a múra láti fihàn ní ìgbà ìkẹyìn. Ẹ yọ̀ nínú èyí púpọ̀, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pe nísinsin yìí fún ìgbà díẹ̀, níwọ̀n bí ó ti yẹ, a ti fi ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ìdánwò bá yín nínú jẹ́: Àwọn wọ̀nyí sì wáyé ki ìdánwò ìgbàgbọ́ yín tí ó ni iye lórí ju wúrà, ti ń ṣègbé lọ, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé iná ni a fi ń dán an wò, lè yọrísí ìyìn àti ògo àti ọlá ni ìgbà ìfarahàn Jesu Kristi. Ẹni tí ẹ̀yin fẹ́ láìrí, ẹni tí ẹ̀yin gbàgbọ́, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé ẹ kò rí i nísinsin yìí ẹ̀yin sì ń yọ ayọ̀ tí a kò lè fi ẹnu sọ, tí ó sì kún fún ògo; ẹyin sì ń gba ìlépa ìgbàgbọ́ yín, àní ìgbàlà ọkàn yín.

10 Ní ti ìgbàlà yìí, àwọn wòlíì tí wọ́n sọ àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ nípa oore-ọ̀fẹ́ tí ó mú tọ̀ yín wá, wọ́n wádìí jinlẹ̀ lẹ́sọ̀ lẹ́sọ̀. 11 Wọ́n ń wádìí ìgbà wo tàbí irú sá à wo ni Ẹ̀mí Kristi tí ó wà nínú wọ́n ń tọ́ka sí, nígbà tí ó jẹ́rìí ìyà Kristi àti ògo tí yóò tẹ̀lé e. 12 Àwọn ẹni tí a fihàn fún, pé kì í ṣe fún àwọn tìkára wọn, bí kò ṣe fún àwa ni wọ́n ṣe ìránṣẹ́ ohun wọ̀n-ọn-nì, tí a ti ròyìn fún yin nísinsin yìí, láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn tó ti ń wàásù ìhìnrere náà fún yín nípasẹ̀ Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ tí a rán wá láti ọ̀run; ohun tí àwọn angẹli ń fẹ́ láti wò.

Ẹ jẹ́ mímọ́

13 Nítorí náà, ẹ múra ọkàn yín sílẹ̀, ẹ kó ara yín ní ìjánu, kí ẹ sì fi ìrètí yín ní kíkún sí oore-ọ̀fẹ́, èyí tí a ń mu bọ̀ fún yin ni ìgbà ìfarahàn Jesu Kristi. 14 Bí àwọn ọmọ tí ń gbọ́rọ̀, ẹ ma ṣe da ara yín pọ̀ mọ́ ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ àìmọ́ yín ti àtijọ́. 15 Ṣùgbọ́n gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹni tí o pè yin ti jẹ mímọ́; bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kí ẹ̀yin náà jẹ mímọ́. 16 Nítorí a ti kọ ọ pé, “Ẹ jẹ́ mímọ́: nítorí tí Èmi jẹ mímọ́!”

17 Níwọ́n bí ẹ̀yin ti ń ké pe Baba, ẹni tí ń ṣe ìdájọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí iṣẹ́ olúkúlùkù láìṣe ojúsàájú, ẹ máa lo ìgbà àtìpó yin ni ìbẹ̀rù. 18 Níwọ̀n bí ẹ̀yin ti mọ̀ pé a kò fi ohun ìdíbàjẹ́ rà yín padà, bí fàdákà tàbí wúrà kúrò nínú ìwà asán yín, tí ẹ̀yin ti jogún láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn baba yín. 19 Ṣùgbọ́n pẹ̀lú ẹ̀jẹ̀ iyebíye, bí i ti ọ̀dọ́-àgùntàn ti kò lábùkù, tí kò sì lábàwọ́n, àní, ẹ̀jẹ̀ Kristi. 20 Ẹni tí a ti mọ̀ tẹ́lẹ̀ nítòótọ́ ṣáájú ìpilẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ayé, ṣùgbọ́n tí a fihàn ní ìgbà ìkẹyìn wọ̀nyí nítorí yín, 21 Àní ẹ̀yin tí o tipasẹ̀ rẹ̀ gba Ọlọ́run gbọ́, ẹni ti ó jí i dìde kúrò nínú òkú, tí ó sì fi ògo fún un; kí ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìrètí yín lè wà lọ́dọ̀ Ọlọ́run.

22 Níwọ́n bí ẹ̀yin ti wẹ ọkàn yin mọ́ nípa ìgbọ́ràn yín sí òtítọ́ sí ìfẹ́ ará ti kò ní ẹ̀tàn, ẹ fẹ́ ọmọnìkejì yín gidigidi láti ọkàn wá. 23 Bí a ti tún yín bí, kì í ṣe láti inú ìdíbàjẹ́ wá, bí kò ṣe èyí ti kì í díbàjẹ́ nípa ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run tí ń bẹ láààyè tí ó sì dúró. 24 Nítorí pé,

“Gbogbo ènìyàn dàbí koríko,
    àti gbogbo ògo rẹ̀ bi ìtànná koríko.
Koríko á máa gbẹ ìtànná a sì máa rẹ̀ dànù,
25     Ṣùgbọ́n ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa dúró títí láé.”

Ọ̀rọ̀ náà yìí sì ni ìhìnrere tí a wàásù fún yín.