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.
1Krataa yi firi Yesu Kristo ɔsomafoɔ Petro nkyɛn,
Meretwerɛ krataa yi akɔma Onyankopɔn nnipa a wɔahwete sɛ ahɔhoɔ kɔ Ponto, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia ne Bitinia amantam mu no. 2Onyankopɔn, yɛn Agya, na ɛfiri teteete no ɔfrɛɛ mo. Na ɔnam ne Honhom so ayɛ mo kronkron. Ɛno enti, moayɛ ɔsetie ama Yesu Kristo, na ɔde ne mogya ate mo ho:
Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛdɔɔso nka mo.
3Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no ase. Esiane nʼahummɔborɔ dodoɔ enti, ɔnam nyane a ɔnyanee Yesu Kristo firii owuo mu no so ama yɛn nkwa foforɔ. Yei ma yɛnya anidasoɔ a atim, 4enti yɛrehwɛ anim sɛ yɛbɛnya nhyira dodoɔ a Onyankopɔn akora a ɔde bɛma ne mma no bi. Ɔde asie wɔ ɔsoro ama mo ɛfiri sɛ, ɛhɔ deɛ, ɛremporɔ anaa ɛrensɛe, na ɛrempa nso. 5Na Onyankopɔn gyina ne tumi kɛseɛ no so bɛhwɛ sɛ mobɛduru hɔ asomdwoeɛ mu, na mo nsa aka, ɛfiri sɛ, mogye no di. Ɛbɛyɛ mo dea nna a ɛdi akyire no mu ama obiara ahunu. 6Ɛwom sɛ, ebia, ɛsiane ɔhaw bebree a mobɛfa mu no enti, mo werɛ bɛho deɛ, nanso momma mo ani nnye saa asɛm yi ho. 7Ɔhaw ba sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a wɔbɛhunu sɛ mo gyidie no yɛ kann. Sikakɔkɔɔ a wɔtumi sɛe no no mpo, wɔde ogya sɔ hwɛ. Enti, mo gyidie a ɛsom bo kyɛn sikakɔkɔɔ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsɔ hwɛ hunu sɛ, ɛbɛtumi atim anaa. Ɛno ansa na da a Yesu Kristo bɛba no, mobɛnya animuonyam. 8Ɛwom sɛ monhunuu Yesu deɛ, nanso modɔ no. Monhunu no seesei deɛ, nanso mogye no di. Anigyeɛ a moanya no boro so 9ɛfiri sɛ, mo nsa reka gyidie ho mfasoɔ a ɛyɛ mo kra nkwagyeɛ no.
10Saa nkwagyeɛ yi na tete adiyifoɔ no de boasetɔ hwehwɛɛ mu, ɛberɛ a wɔhyɛɛ saa akyɛdeɛ yi a Onyankopɔn de bɛma mo no ho nkɔm. 11Wɔpɛɛ sɛ wɔhunu ɛberɛ no ne ɛkwan a ɛnam so bɛba. Saa ɛberɛ yi ne ɛberɛ a Kristo Honhom a ɔte wɔn mu no kyerɛɛ wɔn wɔ nkɔmhyɛ mu sɛ Kristo bɛhunu amane, na akyire no wanya animuonyam. 12Onyankopɔn daa no adi kyerɛɛ saa adiyifoɔ no sɛ, wɔanyɛ wɔn adwuma no amma wɔn ho, na mmom, wɔyɛ de som mo. Wɔnam Honhom Kronkron a wɔsomaa no firii ɔsoro no tumi so kaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ mo. Yei yɛ adeɛ a ɛyɛ nwanwa yie, na abɔfoɔ mpo de anigyeɛ sononko rehwɛ anwanwadwuma a ɛrekɔ so yi.
13Enti, monsi mo adwene pi na monni mo ho so. Monnyina yie ma momma mo ani nna nhyira a wɔde bɛma mo wɔ Yesu Kristo ba a ɔbɛba no mu no so. 14Montie Onyankopɔn, na mommma akɔnnɔ abrabɔ a ɛdii mo so ɛberɛ a na monnim no nni mo so. 15Na mmom, monyɛ kronkron wɔ biribiara a moyɛ mu sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn a ɔfrɛɛ mo no yɛ kronkron no. 16Atwerɛsɛm no aka sɛ, “Ɛsɛ sɛ moyɛ kronkron, ɛfiri sɛ, meyɛ kronkron.”
17Monkae sɛ mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro a mobɔ no mpaeɛ no renhwɛ nnipa anim wɔ nʼatemmuo mu. Ɛno enti mo nna a aka mo wɔ asase yi so no, momfa anidie nyinaa mma no. 18Ɛfiri sɛ, monim bo a wɔtua de gyee mo firii abrabɔ bɔne a mo nananom kyerɛɛ mo no mu. Ɛnyɛ adeɛ a ɛhwere ne boɔ a ɛsom te sɛ dwetɛ anaa sikakɔkɔɔ no. 19Na mmom Kristo a ɔyɛ odwammaa a ɔnni dɛm no de ne ho bɔɔ afɔdeɛ a ne boɔ yɛ den ma monyaa ahofadie. 20Ansa na wɔrebɔ ewiase no, na Onyankopɔn ayi no, na mo enti na nna a ɛdi akyire no, wɔdaa no adi. 21Ɛnam ne so na mogyee Onyankopɔn a ɔnyanee no firii awufoɔ mu na ɔmaa no animuonyam no diiɛ. Ɛnam ne so ama mo gyidie ne mo anidasoɔ atim wɔ Onyankopɔn mu.
22Seesei a moayɛ ɔsetie ama nokorɛ no, mo ho ate. Ɛno enti, monnodɔ mo nuanom agyidifoɔ nokorɛ mu. Momfiri mo akoma nyinaa mu nnodɔ mo ho mo ho. 23Ɛfiri sɛ, wɔawo mo foforɔ; wɔanwo mo ɛmfiri aba a ɛporɔ mu, na mmom, ɛfiri Onyankopɔn asɛm a ɛmporɔ mu. 24Sɛdeɛ Atwerɛsɛm no aka no,
“Nnipa nyinaa te sɛ ɛserɛ;
na wɔn animuonyam te sɛ nhwiren.
Ɛserɛ no wu ma ne nhwiren no po,
25nanso Awurade asɛm no wɔ hɔ daa nyinaa.”
Yei ne asɛm a Asɛmpa no de brɛɛ mo.