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1 Peter 1

1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who 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

Praise 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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These 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. Though 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, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying 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. 12 It 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.

Be Holy

13 Therefore, 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. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a]

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For 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, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

22 Now 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.[b] 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,

“All people are like grass,
    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25     but the word of the Lord endures forever.”[c]

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 Some early manuscripts from a pure heart
  3. 1 Peter 1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)

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.