Tagalog Contemporary Bible

1 Pedro 1:1-25

1Mula kay Pedro na apostol ni Jesu-Cristo.

Mahal kong mga pinili ng Dios na nangalat at naninirahan bilang mga dayuhan sa Pontus, Galacia, Capadosia, Asia at Bitinia:

2Pinili na kayo ng Dios Ama noon pa para maging mga anak niya sa pamamagitan ng Banal na Espiritu, para sundin nʼyo si Jesu-Cristo at upang linisin kayo sa mga kasalanan nʼyo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang dugo.

Sumainyo nawa ang higit pang biyaya at kapayapaan.

May Inihanda ang Dios para sa Atin

3-4Purihin natin ang Dios at Ama ng ating Panginoong Jesu-Cristo! Dahil sa dakila niyang awa sa atin, ipinanganak tayong muli sa pamamagitan ng muling pagkabuhay ni Jesu-Cristo. Ito ang nagbibigay sa atin ng malaking pag-asa na may nakahandang mana ang Dios para sa atin. Ang manang itoʼy nasa langit, walang kapintasan, hindi nasisira, at hindi kumukupas. 5At sa pamamagitan ng pananampalataya nʼyo, iniingatan kayo ng kapangyarihan ng Dios habang naghihintay kayo ng kaligtasang nakalaang ihayag sa huling panahon.

6Dahil dito, dapat kayong magalak sa kabila ng ibaʼt ibang pagsubok, dahil ang mga pagsubok na itoʼy panandalian lang, at dapat ninyong maranasan, 7para masubukan kung talagang tunay ang pananampalataya ninyo. Katulad ng ginto, sinusubok ito sa apoy para malaman kung tunay o hindi. Pero mas mahalaga ang pananampalataya natin kaysa sa ginto na nawawala. Kaya kapag napatunayang tunay ang pananampalataya nʼyo, papupurihan kayoʼt pararangalan pagdating ni Jesu-Cristo. 8Kahit hindi nʼyo siya nakita ay mahal nʼyo siya, at kahit hindi nʼyo pa siya nakikita hanggang ngayon, sumasampalataya pa rin kayo sa kanya. At nag-uumapaw ang inyong kagalakan na hindi kayang ipahayag ng bibig, 9dahil tinatanggap nʼyo ang bunga ng pananampalataya nʼyo, na walang iba kundi ang inyong kaligtasan. 10Ang kaligtasang itoʼy pinagsikapang saliksikin ng mga propeta noon. Sila ang nagpahayag tungkol sa kaloob na ito ng Dios sa atin. 11Ipinahayag na sa kanila ng Espiritu ni Cristo na nasa kanila, na maghihirap siya bago parangalan. Kaya patuloy sa pagsasaliksik ang mga propeta noon kung kailan at kung papaano ito mangyayari. 12Ipinahayag din sa kanila na ang mga bagay na ipinaalam nila ay hindi para sa ikabubuti nila kundi para sa atin.1:12 atin: sa literal, inyo. At ngayon, napakinggan nʼyo na sa mga nangangaral ng Magandang Balita ang mga ipinahayag nila. Nagsalita sila sa inyo sa pamamagitan ng kapangyarihan ng Banal na Espiritung sinugo sa kanila mula sa langit. Kahit ang mga anghel noon ay nagnais na maunawaan ang Magandang Balitang ito na ipinangaral sa inyo.

Sundin Ninyo ang Dios

13Kaya lagi kayong maging handa na gawin ang kalooban ng Dios. Magpakatatag kayo at lubos na umasa na matatanggap nʼyo ang mga pagpapalang ibibigay sa inyo kapag dumating na si Jesu-Cristo. 14Bilang masunuring mga anak ng Dios, huwag kayong padadala sa masasamang hilig ninyo noong hindi pa kayo nakakakilala sa Dios. 15Banal ang Dios na tumawag sa inyo, kaya dapat magpakabanal din kayo sa lahat ng ginagawa ninyo. 16Sapagkat sinasabi ng Dios sa Kasulatan, “Magpakabanal kayo dahil banal ako.”1:16 Lev. 11:44, 45; 19:2.

17Walang pinapaboran ang Dios. Hinahatulan niya ang mga tao ayon sa gawa ng bawat isa. Kaya kung tinatawag nʼyo siyang Ama kapag nananalangin kayo sa kanya, igalang nʼyo siya habang naninirahan pa kayo sa mundong ito. 18Alam naman ninyo kung ano ang ipinangtubos sa inyo mula sa walang kabuluhang pamumuhay na minana nʼyo sa mga ninuno ninyo. Ang ipinangtubos sa inyoʼy hindi ang mga bagay na nawawala katulad ng ginto o pilak, 19kundi ang mahalagang dugo ni Cristo. Katulad siya ng isang tupa na walang dungis o kapintasan na inihandog sa Dios. 20Bago pa likhain ang mundo, pinili na ng Dios si Cristo para maging Tagapagligtas natin. At ipinahayag siya ng Dios nitong mga huling araw alang-alang sa inyo. 21Sa pamamagitan niya, sumasampalataya kayo sa Dios na muling bumuhay at nagparangal sa kanya. Kaya ang pananalig nʼyo ay sa Dios, at umaasa kayo sa kanya na muli niya rin kayong bubuhayin at pararangalan.

22At dahil sumusunod na kayo sa katotohanan, malinis na kayo sa mga kasalanan ninyo, at ngayon ay nagkaroon na kayo ng tapat na pagmamahal sa mga kapatid nʼyo kay Cristo. Magmahalan kayo ng taos-puso, 23dahil ipinanganak na kayong muli. At ang kapanganakang itoʼy hindi sa pamamagitan ng mga magulang ninyong namamatay, kundi sa pamamagitan ng buhay at walang hanggang salita ng Dios. 24Ayon sa Kasulatan,

“Ang lahat ng tao ay parang damo,

ang kanilang katanyagan ay parang bulaklak nito.

Ang damo ay nalalanta at ang bulaklak nito ay nalalaglag,

25ngunit ang salita ng Panginoon ay nananatili magpakailanman.”1:25 Isa. 40:6-8.

At ang salitang ito ay ang Magandang Balitang ipinangaral sa inyo.

New International Reader's Version

1 Peter 1:1-25

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. 2You 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

3Give 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. 4He 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. 5Through 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. 6Because 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. 7Your 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. 8Even 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. 9You are receiving the salvation of your souls. This salvation is the final result of your faith.

10The 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. 11They 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. 12It 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

13So 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. 14You should obey your Father. You shouldn’t give in to evil desires. They controlled your life when you didn’t know any better. 15The God who chose you is holy. So you should be holy in all that you do. 16It is written, “Be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2)

17You 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. 18You 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. 19Instead, you were bought with the priceless blood of Christ. He is a perfect lamb. He doesn’t have any flaws at all. 20He was chosen before God created the world. But he came into the world for your sake in these last days. 21Because 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.

22You 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. 23You 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. 24It 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.

25But the word of the Lord lasts forever.” (Isaiah 40:6–8)

And this is the word that was preached to you.