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.
1Ndine Petro, mtumwi wa Yesu Khristu.
Ndikulemba kalatayi kwa onse osankhidwa ndi Mulungu, alendo mʼdziko lapansi, obalalikira ku Ponto, Galatiya, Kapadokiya, Asiya ndi Bituniya. 2 Mulungu Atate anakusankhani, atakudziwani kuyambira pachiyambi, ndipo Mzimu Woyera wakuyeretsani kuti mumvere Yesu Khristu ndikutsukidwa ndi magazi ake.
Chisomo ndi mtendere zikhale ndi inu mochuluka.
Kuyamika Mulungu Chifukwa cha Chiyembekezo Chamoyo
3 Alemekezedwe Mulungu, Atate wa Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu. Mwachifundo chake chachikulu anatibadwitsa kwatsopano, mʼchiyembekezo chamoyo pomuukitsa Yesu Khristu kwa akufa, 4 kuti tidzalandire chuma chomwe sichingawonongeke, kuyipitsidwa kapena kufota. Chuma chimenechi akukusungirani kumwamba. 5 Mwachikhulupiriro, mukusungidwa ndi mphamvu ya Mulungu mpaka chipulumutso chitafika chimene chinakonzedwa kuti adzachionetse nthawi yotsiriza. 6 Zimenezi zikukondweretseni kwambiri, ngakhale tsopano, kwa kanthawi kochepa, mukumva zowawa mʼmayesero osiyanasiyana. 7 Mayeserowa abwera nʼcholinga chakuti chikhulupiriro chanu, chimene ndi chamtengo woposa wa golide, amene amawonongeka ngakhale amayengedwa ndi moto, chitsimikizike kuti ndi chenicheni. Pamenepo ndiye mudzalandire mayamiko, ulemerero ndi ulemu pamene Yesu Khristu adzaoneka. 8 Ngakhale kuti simunamuone, mumamukonda; ndipo ngakhale kuti simukumuona tsopano, mumamukhulupirira ndipo mumakondwera ndi chimwemwe chachikulu ndi chosaneneka. 9 Motero mukulandira mphotho ya chikhulupiriro chanu, ndiyo chipulumutso cha moyo wanu.
10 Kunena za chipulumutso chimenechi, aneneri amene ananeneratu za chisomo chimene chimabwera kwa inu, anafunafuna mofufuzafufuza za chipulumutsochi, 11 kufuna kudziwa nthawi ndi momwe zidzachitikire zinthu zimene Mzimu wa Khristu amene ali mwa iwo ankanenera za kuvutika kwa Khristu, ndi ulemerero umene adzakhale nawo pambuyo pake. 12 Mulungu anawawululira kuti ntchito yawoyo sankayigwira chifukwa cha iwo eni, koma chifukwa inu, pamene iwo ankayankhula zinthu zimene mwamva tsopano kuchokera kwa amene amalalikira Uthenga Wabwino mwamphamvu ya Mzimu Woyera wotumidwa kuchokera kumwamba. Ngakhale angelo amalakalaka kuona nawo zinthuzi.
Khalani Oyera Mtima
13 Choncho konzani mtima wanu, khalani odziretsa; khazikitsani chiyembekezo chanu kotheratu pa chisomo chimene mudzapatsidwe pamene Yesu Khristu adzaonekera. 14 Monga ana omvera, musatsatenso zilakolako zoyipa zomwe munali nazo pamene munali osadziwa. 15 Koma monga amene anakuyitanani ndi woyera, inunso khalani oyera mtima mʼmakhalidwe anu wonse. 16 Pakuti, kwalembedwa kuti, “Khalani oyera mtima, chifukwa Ine ndine Woyera.”
17 Popeza mumapemphera kwa Atate amene amaweruza munthu aliyense mopanda tsankho molingana ndi zochita zake, pa nthawi imene muli alendo pa dziko lapansi khalani moopa Mulungu. 18 Pakuti mukudziwa kuti simunawomboledwe ndi zinthu zimene zimawonongeka monga siliva kapena golide, kuchoka ku khalidwe lanu lachabe limene munalandira kwa makolo anu. 19 Koma munawomboledwa ndi magazi a mtengowapatali a Khristu, Mwana Wankhosa wopanda banga kapena chilema. 20 Iye anasankhidwa lisanalengedwe dziko lapansi, koma waonetsedwa chifukwa cha inu pa nthawi ino yotsiriza. 21 Kudzera mwa Iye mumakhulupirira Mulungu, amene anamuukitsa kwa akufa namupatsa ulemerero. Nʼchifukwa chake chikhulupiriro ndi chiyembekezo chanu chili mwa Mulungu.
22 Tsopano mwayeretsa mitima yanu pomvera choonadi, kuti muzikondana ndi abale anu, kukondana kwenikweni kochokera pansi pa mtima. 23 Popeza mwabadwanso, osati ndi mbewu imene imawonongeka, koma imene siwonongeka, ndiye kuti ndi Mawu a Mulungu amoyo ndi okhalitsa. 24 Pakuti,
“Anthu onse ali ngati udzu,
ndipo ulemerero wawo uli ngati duwa la kuthengo.
Udzu umafota ndipo duwa limathothoka,
25 koma mawu a Ambuye adzakhala mpaka muyaya.”
Ndipo awa ndi mawu amene tinalalikira kwa inu.