1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Praise to God for a Living Hope
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
13Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”1:16 Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2
17Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.1:22 Some early manuscripts from a pure heart 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For,
“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord endures forever.”1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)
And this is the word that was preached to you.
11:1 a 2Pe 1:1 b Mat 24:22 c Bik 16:7Nze Peetero omutume wa Yesu Kristo, mpandiikira abalonde ba Katonda, abaasaasaanira mu Ponto, ne mu Ggalatiya ne mu Kapadokiya, ne mu Asiya ne mu Bisuniya, 21:2 a Bar 8:29 b 2Bs 2:13 c Beb 10:22; 12:24Katonda Kitaffe be yasooka okumanya ne batukuzibwa Omwoyo olw’okugondere Yesu Kristo, era ne balongoosebwa n’omusaayi ggwe, ogwabamansirwako.
Ekisa n’emirembe byeyongerenga mu mmwe.
31:3 a 2Ko 1:3; Bef 1:3 b Tit 3:5; Yak 1:18 c 1Ko 15:20Katonda Kitaawe wa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo atenderezebwe. Olw’okusaasira kwe okungi twazaalibwa mu bulamu obulina essuubi omulundi ogwokubiri, olw’okuzuukira kwa Yesu Kristo mu bafu. 41:4 Bak 1:5Bw’atyo n’atusuubiza omugabo mu busika, ogw’olubeerera ogutakyusa langi era ogutafuma, gw’atuterekedde mu ggulu. 51:5 Yk 10:28Era Katonda, mu buyinza bwe, alibakuuma olw’okukkiriza kwammwe, n’abatuusa mu bulokozi obwateekebwateekebwa okubikkulirwa mu biro eby’enkomerero. 61:6 a Bar 5:2 b 1Pe 5:10 c Yak 1:2Ekyo, kijja kubasanyusa nnyo newaakubadde nga mujja kusanga ebizibu bya ngeri nnyingi okumala akaseera. 71:7 a Yak 1:3 b Yob 23:10; Zab 66:10; Nge 17:3 c Bar 2:7Kubanga okugezesebwa kw’okukkiriza kwammwe, kwa muwendo mungi nnyo okusinga zaabu egezebwa mu muliro n’ekakasibwa, kulyoke kusaanire ettendo n’ekitiibwa n’okugulumizibwa ku lunaku luli Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo lw’alirabikirako. 81:8 Yk 20:29Newaakubadde nga Yesu oyo temumulabangako, kyokka mumwagala, era ne kaakano temumulaba naye mumukkiriza ne mujjula essanyu eritayogerekeka ne mumugulumiza, 91:9 Bar 6:22era ekiva mu kukkiriza kwammwe kwe kulokolebwa kw’emyoyo gyammwe.
101:10 a Mat 26:24 b Mat 13:17Bannabbi baafuba nga bwe baasobola okuvumbula era n’okutegeera okulokolebwa kuno, ne bategeeza eby’omu maaso ku kisa kya Katonda ky’agenda okubawa. 111:11 2Pe 1:21Omwoyo wa Kristo ng’ali mu bo, yategeeza eby’omu maaso ku kubonaabona kwa Kristo era n’ekitiibwa ekiriddirira, ne bafuba okuvumbula omuntu gwe kirituukako n’ekiseera we kirituukira. 121:12 nny 25Bannabbi bano Katonda yabalaga nti ebyo tebabikola ku lwabwe, wabula ku lwammwe. Era kaakano Enjiri ebuuliddwa gye tuli ffenna. Yatubuulirwa mu maanyi ga Mwoyo Mutukuvu eyava mu ggulu. Bino by’ebintu ne bamalayika bye bayaayaanira okutegeera.
Twayitibwa kuba Batukuvu
13Noolwekyo mwetegeke nga muli bateefu, nga mutadde emitima gyammwe ku kisa kya Katonda ekiribaweebwa, Yesu Kristo bw’alirabika. 141:14 a Bar 12:2 b Bef 4:18Mugonderenga Katonda, kubanga muli baana be, muleme kufugibwa okwegomba kwammwe okubi okw’edda, kwe mwatambulirangamu mu butamanya. 151:15 2Ko 7:1; 1Bs 4:7Kale, nga Katonda eyabayita bw’ali omutukuvu, nammwe mubeerenga batukuvu mu byonna bye mukola. 161:16 Lv 11:44, 45Nga bwe kyawandiikibwa nti, “Mubenga batukuvu, kubanga nze ndi mutukuvu.”
171:17 a Bik 10:34 b Beb 12:28Mujjukire nti Kitammwe gwe musaba, asalira omusango buli muntu awatali kusaliriza, musaana mumusseemu ekitiibwa, nga mwetwala ng’abagenyi ku nsi kuno. 181:18 Mat 20:28Kubanga mumanyi nti mwanunulibwa mu mpisa zammwe embi ezaava ku bajjajjammwe. Temwanunulibwa na bintu ebiggwaawo nga ffeeza oba zaabu. 191:19 a Yk 1:29 b Kuv 12:5Wabula mwanunulibwa n’omusaayi gwa Kristo ogw’omuwendo omungi ennyo, ogw’omwana gw’endiga ogutaliiko kamogo oba ebbala. 201:20 a Bef 1:4 b Beb 9:26Kristo yategekebwa dda nga n’ensi tennatondebwa, kyokka mu nnaku zino ezaakayita n’alabisibwa ku lwammwe. 211:21 Bar 4:24Mu ye, mwe mwayita okukkiriza Katonda eyamuzuukiza mu bafu, n’amuwa ekitiibwa, era okukkiriza kwammwe n’okusuubira kwammwe kyebivudde binywerera ku Katonda.
221:22 a Yak 4:8 b Yk 13:34; Beb 13:1Kale kaakano nga bwe mumaze okutukuza emyoyo gyammwe olw’okukkiriza amazima, ne mwagalanira ddala mu luganda lwennyini, mweyongere okwagalana n’omutima ogutaliimu bukuusa. 231:23 a Yk 1:13 b Beb 4:12Kubanga okusinziira mu kigambo kya Katonda ekiramu era eky’olubeerera, mwazaalibwa omulundi ogwokubiri. 24Kubanga,
“Abantu bonna bali ng’omuddo,
n’ekitiibwa kyabwe kiri ng’ekimuli ky’omuddo.
Omuddo gukala, ekimuli kyagwo ne kigwa.
251:25 Is 40:6-8Naye ekigambo kya Mukama Katonda kibeerera emirembe gyonna.”
Era ekigambo ekyo y’Enjiri eyababuulirwa.