1 Peter 1:21
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New International Version
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

New Living Translation
Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.

English Standard Version
who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Berean Study Bible
Through Him you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him; and so your faith and hope are in God.

Berean Literal Bible
who by Him believe in God, the one having raised Him up out from the dead and having given Him glory, so as for your faith and hope to be in God.

New American Standard Bible
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

King James Bible
Who 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

International Standard Version
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God.

NET Bible
Through him you now trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

New Heart English Bible
who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You, who by him have believed in God, who raised him from among the dead and has given him the glory, that your faith and hope would be upon God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through him you believe in God who brought Christ back to life and gave him glory. So your faith and confidence are in God.

New American Standard 1977
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who by him do believe God, who raised him up from the dead and has given him glory: that your faith and hope might be in God.

King James 2000 Bible
Who 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.

American King James Version
Who 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.

American Standard Version
who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who through him are faithful in God, who raised him up from the dead, and hath given him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.

Darby Bible Translation
who by him do believe on God, who has raised him from among [the] dead and given him glory, that your faith and hope should be in God.

English Revised Version
who through him are believers in God, which raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Weymouth New Testament
are faithful to God, who raised Him from among the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are resting upon God.

World English Bible
who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

Young's Literal Translation
who through him do believe in God, who did raise out of the dead, and glory to him did give, so that your faith and hope may be in God.
Study Bible
A Call to Holiness
20He was known before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in the 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. 22Since 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.…
Cross References
John 17:5
And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed.

John 17:24
Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Acts 2:32
God has raised this Jesus to life, to which we are all witnesses.

Romans 4:24
but also for us, to whom righteousness will be credited--for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

2 Corinthians 6:15
What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory.

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed 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,
Treasury of Scripture

Who 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.

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John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us …

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

that raised.

Acts 2:24,32 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

Acts 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by …

gave.

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which …

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not …

John 5:22,23 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

John 13:31,32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man …

John 17:1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, …

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, …

Ephesians 1:20-23 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for …

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Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? …

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there …

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

Ephesians 1:12,13 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ…

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love …

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of …

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, …

(21) Who by him do believe in God.--The sentence is joined on to the foregoing verse just as in 1Peter 1:5, "Who are kept." The "who" might be rendered by "and you;" and the clause adds a kind of proof of the foregoing statement, drawn from the result of God's manifestation of Christ to them. "This Christian doctrine is no innovation, nothing to lead you away from the God of our fathers. That same God had had the scheme in His thoughts from the beginning, and it is in that same God that you have been led thereby to believe." There is a better supported and more forcible reading, Who through Him are faithful towards God, which combines the ideas of believing, i.e., putting the whole trust in God, and of loyal inward observance of Him. And if any one asks whether it be possible to say that Hebrew men only came to believe in God through the revelation of Christ, we must answer by pointing to the whole scope of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and especially to Hebrews 3:12, where it is not faith in Christ, but faith in a living God, which they are warned not to abandon: and to Hebrews 6:1, where faith toward God is part of the "word of the beginning of Christ."

That raised him up.--These clauses give the historical facts which had led them, "through Christ," to a living faith in God. Though the thought is common with St. Paul (e.g., Romans 1:2-4), St. Peter was familiar with it years before St. Paul's conversion. See this in Acts 2:23-24; and Acts 2:33-36 of the same chapter will show what he means by "gave Him glory"--not to be confined to the Ascension, though that is the prominent thought; the glory was already partly given in the Resurrection. Comp. John 17:1, where there is the same reciprocal glorification of the Father and the Son, as here.

That your faith . . . might . . .--An inexact rendering which obscures the connection. Literally it is, so that your faith and hope is in (or, toward) God; that is to say, "Your faith and hope does not stop short in Jesus." Hammond seems, to be quite right in paraphrasing, "Who by believing on Him (Jesus Christ) are far from departing from the God of Israel, but do, indeed, the more firmly believe and depend on Him as that omnipotent God who hath raised Christ from the dead." The co-equal Son is less than the Father (John 14:28); and we should terribly mistake the meaning of the gospel were we content to rest in the love of Christ Himself without accepting His revelation of the Father. This is the "living hope" of 1Peter 1:3, brought about by Christ's resurrection. Some of the German commentators translate, "So that your faith may be also hope in God;" which has nothing ungrammatical in it, but does not suit the context so well.

Verse 21. - Who by him do believe in God; or, according to two of the most ancient manuscripts, who through him are faithful towards God. Through himself, not only through his incarnation and atoning death, but through his grace and abiding presence. He was manifested for your sake who through him are faithful; for all the faithful, whether Jews or Gentiles; "for your glory," St. Paul says (1 Corinthians 2:7). The thought shows the greatness of God's love for his elect. The eternal Son was manifested for their sake; it gives an additional stimulus for Christian effort. That raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory. St. Peter returns to the "after-glories," which he had mentioned in ver. 11. The death of Christ is the atonement for sin; his resurrection and ascension are the grounds of our confidence and hope. They throw back a halo of Divine glory upon the awful cross; they bring out the beauty and the dignity of the atoning sacrifice; they show that it is accepted, that the work of our redemption is complete. The Resurrection held a very prominent place in the preaching of St. Peter, and, indeed, of all the apostles (Acts 2:32-36; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:10; comp. also Acts 4:33; Romans 1:4, etc.). That your faith and hope might be in God; rather, so that your faith and hope are in God - directed towards God (εἰς Θεόν); or perhaps, as Weiss, Huther, and others, "so that your faith is at the same time hope towards God." The resurrection and the glory of Christ not only inspire the Christian with confidence in God, but they also give his faith the character of hope; they fill it with hope. Christ had promised that where he is there should his servant be; he had prayed that those whom the Father had given him should be with him where he is, to behold his glory. He is in heaven, on the right hand of God. Thus the Christian's faith assumes the attitude of hope; he hopes to be where Christ is, to see him as he is, to be made like unto him. This is "the hope of glory" for which we offer our thanksgivings. St. Peter is the apostle of hope. Who by him do believe in God,.... Christ, as God, is the object of faith; as Mediator, he is the way to the Father, by which men come to him, believe in him and lay hold upon him, as their covenant God and Father; and is also the author of that faith by which they believe in him; and all their encouragement to believe is taken from him; and such who do come to God by Christ, and stay themselves upon him, trusting in him, may know, and comfortably conclude, that Christ, who was foreordained from all eternity to be the Redeemer of his people, was manifest in the flesh for their sakes, and to obtain eternal redemption for them, which he was sent to do, by him

t 21. by him—Compare "the faith which is by Him," Ac 3:16. Through Christ: His Spirit, obtained for us in His resurrection and ascension, enabling us to believe. This verse excludes all who do not "by Him believe in God," and includes all of every age and clime that do. Literally, "are believers in God." "To believe IN (Greek, 'eis') God" expresses an internal trust: "by believing to love God, going INTO Him, and cleaving to Him, incorporated into His members. By this faith the ungodly is justified, so that thenceforth faith itself begins to work by love" [P. Lombard]. To believe ON (Greek, "epi," or dative case) God expresses the confidence, which grounds itself on God, reposing on Him. "Faith IN (Greek, 'en') His blood" (Ro 3:25) implies that His blood is the element IN which faith has its proper and abiding place. Compare with this verse, Ac 20:21, "Repentance toward (Greek, 'eis,' 'into,' turning towards and going into) God and faith toward (Greek, 'eis,' 'into') Christ": where, as there is but one article to both repentance and faith, the two are inseparably joined as together forming one truth; where "repentance" is, there "faith" is; when one knows God the Father spiritually, then he must know the Son by whom alone we can come to the Father. In Christ we have life: if we have not the doctrine of Christ, we have not God. The only living way to God is through Christ and His sacrifice.

that raised him—The raising of Jesus by God is the special ground of our "believing": (1) because by it God declared openly His acceptance of Him as our righteous substitute; (2) because by it and His glorification He received power, namely, the Holy Spirit, to impart to His elect "faith": the same power enabling us to believe as raised Him from the dead. Our faith must not only be IN Christ, but BY and THROUGH Christ. "Since in Christ's resurrection and consequent dominion our safety is grounded, there 'faith' and 'hope' find their stay" [Calvin].

that your faith and hope might be in God—the object and effect of God's raising Christ. He states what was the actual result and fact, not an exhortation, except indirectly. Your faith flows from His resurrection; your hope from God's having "given Him glory" (compare 1Pe 1:11, "glories"). Remember God's having raised and glorified Jesus as the anchor of your faith and hope in God, and so keep alive these graces. Apart from Christ we could have only feared, not believed and hoped in God. Compare 1Pe 1:3, 7-9, 13, on hope in connection with faith; love is introduced in 1Pe 1:22.1:17-25 Holy confidence in God as a Father, and awful fear of him as a Judge, agree together; and to regard God always as a Judge, makes him dear to us as a Father. If believers do evil, God will visit them with corrections. Then, let Christians not doubt God's faithfulness to his promises, nor give way to enslaving dread of his wrath, but let them reverence his holiness. The fearless professor is defenceless, and Satan takes him captive at his will; the desponding professor has no heart to avail himself of his advantages, and is easily brought to surrender. The price paid for man's redemption was the precious blood of Christ. Not only openly wicked, but unprofitable conversation is highly dangerous, though it may plead custom. It is folly to resolve, I will live and die in such a way, because my forefathers did so. God had purposes of special favour toward his people, long before he made manifest such grace unto them. But the clearness of light, the supports of faith, the power of ordinances, are all much greater since Christ came upon earth, than they were before. The comfort is, that being by faith made one with Christ, his present glory is an assurance that where he is we shall be also, Joh 14:3. The soul must be purified, before it can give up its own desires and indulgences. And the word of God planted in the heart by the Holy Ghost, is a means of spiritual life, stirring up to our duty, working a total change in the dispositions and affections of the soul, till it brings to eternal life. In contrast with the excellence of the renewed spiritual man, as born again, observe the vanity of the natural man. In his life, and in his fall, he is like grass, the flower of grass, which soon withers and dies away. We should hear, and thus receive and love, the holy, living word, and rather hazard all than lose it; and we must banish all other things from the place due to it. We should lodge it in our hearts as our only treasures here, and the certain pledge of the treasure of glory laid up for believers in heaven.
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