New International Reader's Version

1 Peter 1

1I, Peter, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am sending this letter to you, God’s chosen people. You are people who have had to wander in the world. You are scattered all over the areas of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia. You have been chosen in keeping with what God the Father had planned. That happened through the Spirit’s work to make you pure and holy. God chose you so that you might obey Jesus Christ. God wanted you to be in a covenant relationship with him. He established this relationship by the blood of Christ.

May more and more grace and peace be given to you.

Peter Praises God for a Living Hope

Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us a new birth and a living hope. This hope is living because Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He has given us new birth so that we might share in what belongs to him. This is a gift that can never be destroyed. It can never spoil or even fade away. It is kept in heaven for you. Through faith you are kept safe by God’s power. Your salvation is going to be completed. It is ready to be shown to you in the last days. Because you know all this, you have great joy. You have joy even though you may have had to suffer for a little while. You may have had to suffer sadness in all kinds of trouble. Your troubles have come in order to prove that your faith is real. Your faith is worth more than gold. That’s because gold can pass away even when fire has made it pure. Your faith is meant to bring praise, honor and glory to God. This will happen when Jesus Christ returns. Even though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, you believe in him. You are filled with a glorious joy that can’t be put into words. You are receiving the salvation of your souls. This salvation is the final result of your faith.

10 The prophets searched very hard and with great care to find out about this salvation. They spoke about the grace that was going to come to you. 11 They wanted to find out when and how this salvation would come. The Spirit of Christ in them was telling them about the sufferings of the Messiah. These were his sufferings that were going to come. The Spirit of Christ was also telling them about the glory that would follow. 12 It was made known to the prophets that they were not serving themselves. Instead, they were serving you when they spoke about the things that you have now heard. Those who have preached the good news to you have told you these things. They have done it with the help of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

Be Holy

13 So be watchful, and control yourselves completely. In this way, put your hope in the grace that lies ahead. This grace will be brought to you when Jesus Christ returns. 14 You should obey your Father. You shouldn’t give in to evil desires. They controlled your life when you didn’t know any better. 15 The God who chose you is holy. So you should be holy in all that you do. 16 It is written, “Be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2)

17 You call on a Father who judges each person’s work without favoring one over another. So live as outsiders during your time here. Live with the highest respect for God. 18 You were set free from an empty way of life. This way of life was handed down to you by your own people of long ago. You know that you were not bought with things that can pass away, like silver or gold. 19 Instead, you were bought with the priceless blood of Christ. He is a perfect lamb. He doesn’t have any flaws at all. 20 He was chosen before God created the world. But he came into the world for your sake in these last days. 21 Because of what Christ has done, you believe in God. It was God who raised him from the dead. And it was God who gave him glory. So your faith and hope are in God.

22 You have made yourselves pure by obeying the truth. So you have an honest and true love for each other. So love one another deeply, from your hearts. 23 You have been born again by means of the living word of God. His word lasts forever. You were not born again from a seed that will die. You were born from a seed that can’t die. 24 It is written,

“All people are like grass.
    All their glory is like the flowers in the field.
The grass dries up. The flowers fall to the ground.
25     But the word of the Lord lasts forever.” (Isaiah 40:6–8)

And this is the word that was preached to 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.