New International Version – UK

1 Peter 1:1-25

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 honour 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.

Be holy

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 for ever.’1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

1 Petero 1:1-25

11:1 Math 24:22; Ahib 11:13 Nĩ niĩ Petero, mũtũmwo wa Jesũ Kristũ,

Ngũmwandĩkĩra marũa maya, inyuĩ arĩa Ngai eyamũrĩire, na mũtũũrĩte mũrĩ ageni gũkũ thĩ, na mũkahurunjũkĩra mabũrũri ma Ponto, na Galatia, na Kapadokia, na Asia, na Bithinia, 21:2 2Athe 2:13; Ahib 10:22 o inyuĩ mwathuurirwo kũringana na ũrĩa Ngai Ithe aamũmenyete o mbere, na akamũtheria nĩ ũndũ wa Roho, nĩguo mwathĩkagĩre Jesũ Kristũ, na mũminjaminjĩrio thakame yake:

Wega na thayũ iromũingĩhĩra.

Ngai kũgoocwo nĩ ũndũ wa Kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩrĩ Muoyo

31:3 Tit 3:5; 1Akor 15:20 Ngai, o we Ithe wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ, arogoocwo! Ngai nĩatũciarĩte rĩngĩ nĩ ũndũ wa tha ciake nyingĩ nĩguo tũgĩe na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩrĩ muoyo, nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa Jesũ Kristũ aariũkire akiuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ. 41:4 Atũm 20:32; Akol 1:5 Aatũciarire nĩguo tũgĩe na igai rĩrĩa rĩtangĩbutha, kana rĩthũke, kana rĩhwerereke, rĩrĩa mũigĩirwo kũu igũrũ, 51:5 1Sam 2:9; Joh 10:28 o inyuĩ mũgitĩirwo nĩ hinya wa Ngai nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia, o nginya hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ũhonokio ũgooka ũrĩa ũhaarĩirio gũkaaguũranĩrio ihinda rĩa mũthia. 61:6 Arom 5:2; Jak 1:2 Ũhoro ũcio nĩguo mũkenagĩra mũno, o na gwatuĩka rĩu nĩmũiguithĩtio kĩeha kahinda kanini nĩkũgerio na magerio ma mĩthemba yothe. 71:7 Ayub 23:10; Jak 1:3 Maũndũ maya mokĩte nĩgeetha wĩtĩkio wanyu woneke nĩ wa goro mũno gũkĩra thahabu, ĩrĩa ĩthiraga o na yakorwo ĩtheragio na mwaki, ningĩ ũmenyeke atĩ nĩ wa ma, na atĩ nĩũkarehe ũgooci, na riiri, na gĩtĩĩo hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Jesũ Kristũ akaaguũranĩrio. 81:8 Joh 20:29Nĩmũmwendete o na gũtuĩka mũtirĩ mwamuona; ningĩ mũkamwĩtĩkia o na gũtuĩka rĩu mũtiramuona, na mũkaiyũrwo nĩ gĩkeno gĩtangĩheanĩka ũhoro wakĩo, o kĩrĩa kĩrĩ riiri, 91:9 Arom 6:22 nĩgũkorwo nĩmũramũkĩra ũndũ ũrĩa mũtanyaga kuona nĩ ũndũ wa wĩtĩkio wanyu, na nĩguo ũhonokio wa ngoro cianyu.

101:10 Math 26:24Ũhoro ũcio wa ũhonokio-rĩ, nĩguo anabii, arĩa maarathaga ũhoro wa wega wa Ngai ũrĩa warĩ ũũke kũrĩ inyuĩ, maacaragia na kĩyo, na makaũtuĩria na ũmenyereri mũnene, 111:11 2Pet 1:21; Math 26:24 makĩgeria kũmenya nĩ hĩndĩ ĩrĩkũ Roho wa Kristũ ũrĩa warĩ thĩinĩ wao orotaga rĩrĩa aarathaga ũhoro wa kũnyariirĩka gwa Kristũ na riiri ũrĩa ũkaarũmĩrĩra. 121:12 Arom 4:24; Luk 24:49 Nao nĩmaguũrĩirio atĩ to o ene meetungatagĩra, no nĩ inyuĩ maatungatagĩra, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maaragia ũhoro wa maũndũ marĩa mwĩrĩtwo rĩu nĩ arĩa maamũhunjĩirie Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega na ũndũ wa Roho Mũtheru ũrĩa watũmirwo kuuma igũrũ. Maũndũ macio nĩmo araika meriragĩria mũno kuona.

Tũũrai mũrĩ Atheru

131:13 Atũm 24:25; Ahib 3:6 Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, ikaragai mwĩhaarĩirie meciiria-inĩ manyu; tuĩkai andũ a kwĩrigagĩrĩria merirĩria ma mwĩrĩ; na mũige kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩanyu biũ harĩ wega ũrĩa mũkaaheo hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Jesũ Kristũ akaaguũranĩrio. 141:14 Arom 12:2; Aef 4:18 Tuĩkai ciana cia gwathĩka, na mũtigatongoragio nĩ merirĩria mooru marĩa mwatũire namo mbere hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mũtaamenyete Ngai. 151:15 Isa 35:8; Joh 3:3 No tondũ ũrĩa wamwĩtire nĩ mũtheru-rĩ, o na inyuĩ tuĩkai atheru maũndũ-inĩ mothe marĩa mũrĩĩkaga; 161:16 Alaw 11:44, 45nĩgũkorwo nĩ kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Tuĩkai atheru, tondũ o na niĩ ndĩ mũtheru.”

171:17 Math 6:9; Ahib 12:28 Na rĩrĩ, tondũ inyuĩ mũkayagĩra Ngai mũkĩmwĩtaga Ithe wanyu, o we ũrĩa ũtuagĩra o mũndũ o mũndũ kũringana na wĩra wake ategũthutũkania-rĩ, gĩikaragei mũmwĩtigĩrĩte na mũikarage ta mũrĩ agendi gũkũ thĩ. 181:18 1Akor 6:20; Agal 4:3 Nĩgũkorwo nĩmũũĩ atĩ rĩrĩa mwakũũrirwo mũtigane na mũtũũrĩre wa tũhũ ũrĩa mwatigĩirwo nĩ maithe manyu-rĩ, ti indo iria ibuthaga ta betha kana thahabu mwakũũrirwo nacio, 191:19 Arom 3:25; Joh 1:29 no mwakũũrirwo na thakame ya goro mũno ya Kristũ, ũrĩa wahaanaga ta gatũrũme gatarĩ na kĩmeni kana kaũũgũ. 201:20 Aef 1:4; Ahib 9:26 Nake nĩwe wathuurĩtwo thĩ ĩtanombwo, no nĩaguũranĩrio mahinda maya ma kũrigĩrĩria nĩ ũndũ wanyu. 21Na inyuĩ nĩmwĩtĩkĩtie Ngai nĩ ũndũ wake, Ngai ũrĩa wamũriũkirie kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ na akĩmũhe riiri, nĩgeetha wĩtĩkio wanyu na mwĩhoko ikorwo irĩ o harĩ Ngai.

22Na tondũ rĩu nĩmwĩtheretie nĩ ũndũ wa gwathĩkĩra ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma, na mũgatuĩka a kwendana kũna na ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe wanyu hatarĩ ũhinga-rĩ, inyuĩ ene endanagai biũ na ngoro cianyu. 231:23 Joh 1:13; Ahib 4:12 Nĩgũkorwo nĩmũciarĩtwo rĩngĩ, no mũticiarĩtwo kuuma kũrĩ mbeũ ĩrĩa ĩbuthaga, no nĩ ĩrĩa ĩtarĩ ya kũbutha, na ũndũ wa kiugo kĩa Ngai kĩrĩa kĩrĩ muoyo na gĩtũũraga tene na tene. 24Tondũ rĩrĩ,

“Andũ othe mahaana ta nyeki,

na ũthaka wao wothe ũhaana ta mahũa ma mũgũnda;

nyeki nĩĩhoohaga, namo mahũa magaitĩka,

251:25 Isa 40:6-8 no kiugo kĩa Mwathani gĩtũũraga nginya tene.”

Na kiugo kĩu nĩkĩo mwahunjĩirio.