1 Peter 1:2
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.

English Standard Version
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Berean Study Bible
chosen by the foreknowledge of God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Berean Literal Bible
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctification of the Spirit unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

New American Standard Bible
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

King James Bible
Elect 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

International Standard Version
the people chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying action of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus, the Messiah, and to be sprinkled with his blood. May grace and peace be yours in abundance!

NET Bible
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ's blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who have been chosen in the prior knowledge of God The Father by sanctification of The Spirit, for obedience and for the sprinkling of the blood of Yeshua The Messiah. Grace and peace be multiplied to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God the Father knew you long ago and chose you to live holy lives with the Spirit's help so that you are obedient to Jesus Christ and are sprinkled with his blood. May good will and peace fill your lives!

New American Standard 1977
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
chosen (according to the foreknowledge of God the Father) in sanctification of the Spirit, to obey and be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus, the Christ, Grace and peace, be multiplied unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
Elect 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.

American King James Version
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.

American Standard Version
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you and peace be multiplied.

Darby Bible Translation
elect according to [the] foreknowledge of God [the] Father, by sanctification of [the] Spirit, unto [the] obedience and sprinkling of [the] blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

English Revised Version
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

Webster's Bible Translation
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.

Weymouth New Testament
chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.

World English Bible
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

Young's Literal Translation
according to a foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-9 This epistle is addressed to believers in general, who are strangers in every city or country where they live, and are scattered through the nations. These are to ascribe their salvation to the electing love of the Father, the redemption of the Son, and the sanctification of the Holy Ghost; and so to give glory to one God in three Persons, into whose name they had been baptized. Hope, in the world's phrase, refers only to an uncertain good, for all worldly hopes are tottering, built upon sand, and the worldling's hopes of heaven are blind and groundless conjectures. But the hope of the sons of the living God is a living hope; not only as to its object, but as to its effect also. It enlivens and comforts in all distresses, enables to meet and get over all difficulties. Mercy is the spring of all this; yea, great mercy and manifold mercy. And this well-grounded hope of salvation, is an active and living principle of obedience in the soul of the believer. The matter of a Christian's joy, is the remembrance of the happiness laid up for him. It is incorruptible, it cannot come to nothing, it is an estate that cannot be spent. Also undefiled; this signifies its purity and perfection. And it fadeth not; is not sometimes more or less pleasant, but ever the same, still like itself. All possessions here are stained with defects and failings; still something is wanting: fair houses have sad cares flying about the gilded and ceiled roofs; soft beds and full tables, are often with sick bodies and uneasy stomachs. All possessions are stained with sin, either in getting or in using them. How ready we are to turn the things we possess into occasions and instruments of sin, and to think there is no liberty or delight in their use, without abusing them! Worldly possessions are uncertain and soon pass away, like the flowers and plants of the field. That must be of the greatest worth, which is laid up in the highest and best place, in heaven. Happy are those whose hearts the Holy Spirit sets on this inheritance. God not only gives his people grace, but preserves them unto glory. Every believer has always something wherein he may greatly rejoice; it should show itself in the countenance and conduct. The Lord does not willingly afflict, yet his wise love often appoints sharp trials, to show his people their hearts, and to do them good at the latter end. Gold does not increase by trial in the fire, it becomes less; but faith is made firm, and multiplied, by troubles and afflictions. Gold must perish at last, and can only purchase perishing things, while the trial of faith will be found to praise, and honour, and glory. Let this reconcile us to present afflictions. Seek then to believe Christ's excellence in himself, and his love to us; this will kindle such a fire in the heart as will make it rise up in a sacrifice of love to him. And the glory of God and our own happiness are so united, that if we sincerely seek the one now, we shall attain the other when the soul shall no more be subject to evil. The certainty of this hope is as if believers had already received it.
Study Bible
Greetings from Peter
1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the elect, exiles of the Dispersion throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2chosen by the foreknowledge of God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…
Cross References
Leviticus 1:5
'He shall slay the young bull before the LORD; and Aaron's sons the priests shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Daniel 6:25
Then Darius the king wrote to all the peoples, nations and men of every language who were living in all the land: "May your peace abound!

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning to be saved by the sanctification of the Spirit and by faith in the truth.

Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 12:24
to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, do not conform to the passions of your former ignorance.

1 Peter 1:19
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.

1 Peter 1:20
He was known before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in the last times for your sake.

1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth, so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.
Treasury of Scripture

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.

Elect.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Isaiah 65:9,22 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor …

Matthew 24:22,24,31 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh …

Mark 13:20,22,27 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should …

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to …

John 15:16-19 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

Romans 8:29,33 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Romans 11:2,5-7,28 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not …

Ephesians 1:4,5 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

2 John 1:1,13 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the …

the foreknowledge.

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge …

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Romans 8:29,30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Romans 9:23,24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels …

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not …

sanctification.

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, …

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

unto.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through …

Romans 16:19,26 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore …

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

sprinkling. See on

Hebrews 9:19-22 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according …

Hebrews 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, …

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of …

Grace. See on

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

be.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all people, nations, and languages, that …

Daniel 6:25 Then king Darius wrote to all people, nations, and languages, that …

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, …

Jude 1:2 Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

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