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.

Nkwa Asem

Petro I 1

1Saa krataa yi fi Yesu Kristo somafo Petro nkyɛn. Ɔde kɔma Onyankopɔn nnipa a wayi wɔn a wɔahwete sɛ ahɔho kɔ Ponto, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia ne Bitinia amantam mu no.

Wɔnam Agya Onyankopɔn botae so na woyii mo na wɔnam ne Honhom so tew mo ho sɛ munni Yesu Kristo akyi na ɛnam so ma ne mogya no atew mo ho. Adom ne asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso nka mo.

Anidaso

Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no ase. Esiane n’ahummɔbɔ dodow nti, ɔnam nyan a onyanee Yesu Kristo fii owu mu no so maa yɛn nkwa foforo. Eyi ma yenya anidaso a atim, enti yɛrehwɛ anim sɛ yebenya nhyira dodow a Onyankopɔn akora a ɔde ma ne mma no bi. Ɔde sie wɔ soro ma mo efisɛ, ɛhɔ de, ɛremporɔw anaa ɛrensɛe na ɛrempa nso. Na Onyankopɔn gyina ne tumi kɛse no so bɛhwɛ sɛ mubedu hɔ asomdwoe mu na mo nsa aka, efisɛ, mugye no di. Ɛbɛyɛ mo de nna a edi akyi no mu ama obiara ahu.

Ɛwom sɛ, ebia mprempren ɛbɛba sɛ, esiane ɔhaw pii a mobɛfa mu no nti, mo werɛ bɛhow de, nanso momma mo ani nnye saa asɛm yi ho.

Wɔn botae ne sɛ, wobehu sɛ mo gyidi no yɛ kann. Sikakɔkɔɔ a wotumi sɛe no no mpo, wɔde ogya sɔ hwɛ enti mo gyidi a ɛsom bo kyɛn sikakɔbɔɔ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsɔ hwɛ hu sɛ, ebetumi atim anaa. Ɛno ansa na da a Yesu Kristo bɛba no, mubenya anuonyam.

Ɛwom sɛ munhu Yesu mprempren, nanso modɔ no. Munhuu no da, nanso mugye no di. Anigye a moanya no mma ɔka, efisɛ, mo gyidi ho mfaso a ɛyɛ mo kra nkwagye no, mo nsa reka.

10 Saa nkwagye yi ho na adiyifo no de boasetɔ hwehwɛɛ mu hyɛɛ saa akyɛde yi a Onyankopɔn de bɛma mo no ho nkɔm. 11 Wodwen bere ko a Kristo honhom a ɛwɔ wɔn mu a edii Kristo amane a obehui ne anuonyam a ebedi akyi no ho adanse no yikyerɛ no ho.

12 Onyankopɔn daa no adi kyerɛɛ saa adiyifo no sɛ wɔn adwuma no nni wɔn yiyedi mu na mmom ɛwɔ mo yiyedi mu. Na akyiri yi ara wɔada Asɛmpa no adi akyerɛ yɛn nyinaa. Saa Honhom Kronkron no a wɔsoma fi soro no tumi so a wɔnam kasa kyerɛɛ wɔn no ara so na wɔnam kasa kyerɛɛ yɛn nso. Eyinom yɛ nneɛma bi a abɔfo mpo pɛ sɛ wɔte ase. 13 Enti munsi mo adwene pi na munni dwuma. Munnyina yiye na momma mo ani nna nhyira a wɔde bɛma mo Yesu Kristo ba a ɔbɛba no mu no so.

14 Muntie Onyankopɔn, na mommma akɔnnɔ abrabɔ a edii mo so bere a na munnim no nnni mo so. 15 Na mmom, monyɛ kronn wɔ biribiara a moyɛ mu sɛnea Onyankopɔn a ɔfrɛɛ mo no yɛ kronn no. 16 Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ moyɛ kronn, efisɛ, meyɛ kronn.”

17 Monkae sɛ mo Agya a ɔwɔ soro a mobɔ no mpae no nhwɛ nnipa anim wɔ n’atemmu mu. Ɛno nti mo nna a aka mo wɔ asase yi so no, momfa nidi nyinaa mma no.

18 Efisɛ, munim bo a wotua de gyee mo fii abrabɔ bɔne a mo nenanom kyerɛɛ mo no mu. Ɛnyɛ ade a ɛhwere ne bo a ɛsom te sɛ dwetɛ anaa sikakɔkɔɔ no. 19 Kristo a ɔte sɛ oguammaa a onni dɛm no de ne ho bɔɔ afɔre a ne bo yɛ den ma munyaa ahofadi. 20 Ansa na wɔrebɔ wiase no, na Onyankopɔn ayi no na mo nti na nna a edi akyiri yi no, wɔdaa no adi.

21 Ɛnam ne so na mugyee Onyankopɔn a onyanee no fii awufo mu na ɔmaa no anuonyam no dii. Ɛnam so ama mo gyidi ne mo anidaso atim wɔ Onyankopɔn mu. 22 Afei a moayɛ osetie ama nokware no nti, mo ho atew na mododɔ mo nuanom gyidifo nokware mu yi, mumfi mo koma nyinaa mu nnodɔ mo ho mo ho. 23 Efisɛ, ɛnam Onyankopɔn asɛm a etim hɔ daa no so ama wɔawo mo bio sɛ mma a wɔn awofo nwu da na wɔte hɔ daapem. 24 Sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Nnipa nyinaa te sɛ sare; na wɔn anuonyam te sɛ nhwiren. Sare no wu ma ne nhwiren no po, 25 nanso Awurade asɛm no wɔ hɔ daa nyinaa.” Eyi ne asɛm a Asɛmpa no de brɛɛ mo.