New Living Translation

1 Peter 1

Greetings from Peter

1This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.[a] God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

The Hope of Eternal Life

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

10 This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. 11 They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward.

12 They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.

A Call to Holy Living

13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”[c]

17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.” 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.

21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.

22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters.[d] Love each other deeply with all your heart.[e]

23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say,

“People are like grass;
    their beauty is like a flower in the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades.
25     But the word of the Lord remains forever.”[f]

And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia were Roman provinces in what is now Turkey.
  2. 1:6 Or So you are truly glad.
  3. 1:16 Lev 11:44-45; 19:2; 20:7.
  4. 1:22a Greek must have brotherly love.
  5. 1:22b Some manuscripts read with a pure heart.
  6. 1:24-25 Isa 40:6-8.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

1 Petro 1

1Ndine Petro, mtumwi wa Yesu Khristu.

Ndikulemba kalatayi kwa onse osankhidwa ndi Mulungu, alendo mʼdziko lapansi, obalalikira ku Ponto, Galatiya, Kapadokiya, Asiya ndi Bituniya. 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

Alemekezedwe Mulungu, Atate wa Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu. Mwachifundo chake chachikulu anatibadwitsa kwatsopano, mʼchiyembekezo chamoyo pomuukitsa Yesu Khristu kwa akufa, kuti tidzalandire chuma chomwe sichingawonongeke, kuyipitsidwa kapena kufota. Chuma chimenechi akukusungirani kumwamba. Mwachikhulupiriro, mukusungidwa ndi mphamvu ya Mulungu mpaka chipulumutso chitafika chimene chinakonzedwa kuti adzachionetse nthawi yotsiriza. Zimenezi zikukondweretseni kwambiri, ngakhale tsopano, kwa kanthawi kochepa, mukumva zowawa mʼmayesero osiyanasiyana. 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. Ngakhale kuti simunamuone, mumamukonda; ndipo ngakhale kuti simukumuona tsopano, mumamukhulupirira ndipo mumakondwera ndi chimwemwe chachikulu ndi chosaneneka. 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.