Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

1 Petro 1:1-25

Salamu

11:1 2Pet 1:1; Mt 24:22; Mdo 16:7Petro, mtume wa Yesu Kristo:

Kwa wateule wa Mungu, wageni katika ulimwengu, waliotawanyika kote katika Ponto, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia na Bithinia. 21:2 Rum 8:29; 2The 2:13; Ebr 10:22; 12:24Ni ninyi ambao mlichaguliwa tangu mwanzo na Mungu Baba kulingana na alivyotangulia kuwajua, kupitia kwa kazi ya utakaso wa Roho, katika utiifu kwa Yesu Kristo na kunyunyiziwa damu yake:

Neema na amani ziwe kwenu kwa wingi.

Tumaini Lenye Uzima

31:3 1Kor 1:3; Efe 1:3; Tit 3:5; Yak 1:18; 1Pet 3:21Ahimidiwe Mungu, Baba wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo! Kwa rehema zake kuu ametuzaa sisi mara ya pili katika tumaini lenye uzima kupitia kwa kufufuka kwa Yesu Kristo kutoka kwa wafu, 41:4 1Tim 4:8; Mdo 20:32; Rum 8:17; 1Pet 5:4; Kol 1:5ili tuupate urithi usioharibika, usio na uchafu, ule usionyauka: uliotunzwa mbinguni kwa ajili yenu, 51:5 1Sam 2:9; Yn 10:28; Rum 11:14; 8:18ninyi ambao mnalindwa na nguvu za Mungu kwa njia ya imani, hadi uje ule wokovu ulio tayari kufunuliwa nyakati za mwisho. 61:6 Rum 5:2; 1Pet 5:10; 4:12Katika hili mnafurahi sana, ingawa sasa kwa kitambo kidogo mmehuzunishwa kwa majaribu ya namna nyingi. 71:7 Mit 17:3; Isa 48:10; 1The 2:19Haya yamewajia ili kwamba imani yenu, iliyo ya thamani kuliko dhahabu ipoteayo, ingawa hujaribiwa kwa moto, ionekane kuwa halisi na imalizie katika sifa, utukufu na heshima wakati Yesu Kristo atadhihirishwa. 81:8 Yn 20:29; 1Yn 4:10; 2Kor 5:7; Ebr 11:1, 27Ingawa hamjamwona, mnampenda; tena ingawa sasa hammwoni, mnamwamini na kujawa na furaha isiyoneneka yenye utukufu usioelezeka. 91:9 Rum 6:22Maana mnaupokea wokovu wa roho zenu, ambao ndio lengo la imani yenu.

101:10 Mt 22:24; 3:17Kwa habari ya wokovu huu, wale manabii waliosema kuhusu neema ambayo ingewajia ninyi, walitafuta kwa bidii na kwa uangalifu mkubwa, 111:11 Mdo 16:7; Za 22:1; Isa 52:13; 53:12; Lk 24:26wakijaribu kujua ni wakati upi na katika mazingira gani ambayo Roho wa Kristo aliyekuwa ndani yao alionyesha, alipotabiri kuhusu mateso ya Kristo na utukufu ule ambao ungefuata. 121:12 Efe 3:10; Lk 2:13Walidhihirishiwa kwamba walikuwa hawajihudumii wao wenyewe, bali waliwahudumia ninyi, waliponena kuhusu mambo hayo, ambayo sasa yamehubiriwa kwenu na wale waliowahubiria ninyi Injili kwa Roho Mtakatifu aliyetumwa kutoka mbinguni. Hata malaika wanatamani kuyafahamu mambo haya.

Mwito Wa Kuishi Maisha Matakatifu

131:13 Mdo 24:25; 1Pet 1:3, 21; Ebr 3:6; 1Pet 1:7, 10; 1Kor 1:7; Efe 5:19; Kol 3:16Kwa hiyo, tayarisheni nia zenu kwa kazi; mwe na kiasi, mkitumainia kikamilifu ile neema mtakayopewa Yesu Kristo atakapodhihirishwa. 141:14 Rum 12:2; Efe 4:18Kama watoto watiifu, msifuate tamaa zenu mbaya wakati mlipoishi kwa ujinga. 151:15 Isa 35:8; 1The 4:7; 1Yn 3:3Bali kama yeye aliyewaita alivyo mtakatifu, nanyi kuweni watakatifu katika mwenendo wenu wote. 161:16 Law 19:2; 20:7Kwa maana imeandikwa: “Kuweni watakatifu, kwa kuwa mimi ni mtakatifu.”

171:17 Mdo 10:34; Ebr 12:28Kwa sababu mnamwita Baba ahukumuye kila mtu kulingana na matendo yake pasipo upendeleo, enendeni kwa hofu ya kumcha Mungu wakati wenu wa kukaa hapa duniani kama wageni. 181:18 Mt 20:28; 1Kor 6:20Kwa maana mnafahamu kwamba mlikombolewa kutoka mwenendo wenu usiofaa ambao mliurithi kutoka kwa baba zenu, si kwa vitu viharibikavyo kama fedha na dhahabu, 191:19 Yn 1:29; Kut 12:5bali kwa damu ya thamani ya Kristo, yule Mwana-Kondoo asiye na dosari wala doa. 201:20 Mt 25:34; Ebr 9:26Yeye alichaguliwa kabla ya kuwekwa kwa misingi ya ulimwengu, lakini akadhihirishwa katika siku hizi za mwisho kwa ajili yenu. 211:21 Rum 10:9Kupitia kwake mmemwamini Mungu, aliyemfufua kutoka kwa wafu na akampa utukufu, ili imani yenu na tumaini lenu ziwe kwa Mungu.

221:22 Yak 4:8; Rum 12:10; Ebr 13:1Basi kwa kuwa mmejitakasa nafsi zenu kwa kuitii ile kweli hata mkawa na upendo wa ndugu usio na unafiki, basi pendaneni kwa dhati kutoka moyoni. 231:23 Yn 1:13; Ebr 4:12Kwa maana mmezaliwa upya, si kwa mbegu ile iharibikayo, bali kwa ile isiyoharibika, kupitia kwa neno la Mungu lililo hai na linalodumu milele. 241:24 Za 103:15; Isa 40:6Maana,

“Wanadamu wote ni kama majani,

nao utukufu wao ni kama maua ya kondeni;

majani hunyauka na maua huanguka,

251:25 Isa 40:6-8; Yak 1:10-11lakini neno la Bwana ladumu milele.”

Hili ndilo neno lililohubiriwa kwenu.

King James Version

1 Peter 1:1-25

1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.