1 Peter 1:10
New International Version
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,

New Living Translation
This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you.

English Standard Version
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,

Berean Study Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who foretold the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully,

Berean Literal Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought out and searched out diligently, having prophesied of the grace toward you,

New American Standard Bible
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,

King James Bible
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

Christian Standard Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated.

Contemporary English Version
Some prophets told how God would treat you with undeserved grace, and they searched hard to find out more about the way you would be saved.

Good News Translation
It was concerning this salvation that the prophets made careful search and investigation, and they prophesied about this gift which God would give you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.

International Standard Version
Even the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours, carefully researched and investigated this salvation.

NET Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully.

New Heart English Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
About which Life The Prophets have investigated, when they prophesied about the grace that was going to be given to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The prophets carefully researched and investigated this salvation. Long ago they spoke about God's kindness that would come to you.

New American Standard 1977
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful search and inquiry,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of which saving health the prophets, (who prophesied of the grace that was to come in you) have enquired and searched diligently;

King James 2000 Bible
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

American King James Version
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you:

American Standard Version
Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that'should come unto you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace to come in you.

Darby Bible Translation
Concerning which salvation prophets, who have prophesied of the grace towards you, sought out and searched out;

English Revised Version
Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Concerning which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you:

Weymouth New Testament
There were Prophets who earnestly inquired about that salvation, and closely searched into it--even those who spoke beforehand of the grace which was to come to you.

World English Bible
Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,

Young's Literal Translation
concerning which salvation seek out and search out did prophets who concerning the grace toward you did prophecy,
Study Bible
A Living Hope
9now that you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 10Concerning this salvation, the prophets who foretold the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully, 11trying to determine the time and setting to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:17
For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed. It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Luke 10:24
For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:19
We also have the message of the prophets, which has been confirmed beyond doubt. And you will do well to pay attention to this message, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Treasury of Scripture

Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you:

which.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Haggai 2:7
And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

and.

1 Peter 1:11
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Daniel 9:3
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

the grace.

Hebrews 11:13,40
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…







Lexicon
Concerning
Περὶ (Peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

this
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

salvation,
σωτηρίας (sōtērias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.

[the] prophets
προφῆται (prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

foretold
προφητεύσαντες (prophēteusantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4395: From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

grace
χάριτος (charitos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

that would come
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

to you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

searched
ἐξεζήτησαν (exezētēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1567: To seek out, seek out after, require. From ek and zeteo; to search out, i.e.investigate, crave, demand, worship.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

investigated carefully,
ἐξηραύνησαν (exēraunēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1830: To search diligently, I examine carefully (minutely). From ek and ereunao; to explore.
(10) Now St. Peter brings his doctrine home to the hearts of his readers of the Dispersion, by showing them how scriptural it is. Surely they will not "draw back" (Hebrews 10:39), but believe on to the purchasing of their souls, when they consider that all the prophets looked forward with envy to the prize now in their hands.

(10) Of which salvation.--The "of" stands for "concerning," "with regard to"; and the salvation which formed the subject of investigation to the prophets was the present deliverance of the believing soul from sin and gloom, as well as the salvation yet future. It is difficult not to believe that the song of Zacharias was in St. Peter's mind when he thus wrote; the theme of that song is precisely the glory of present salvation through Christ, and the fulfilment of prophecy thereby: "Blessed be the Lord God . . . who hath raised up a horn of salvation for us . . ., as He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets,--salvation from our enemies . . ., that we might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days; and thou too, little child, shalt be called a prophet . . . to give knowledge of salvation unto His people."

Have enquired and searched diligently.--Rather, did inquire; for our present version tends to convey the notion that the prophetic writings which we now possess are the result of the inquiry. This would be wrong. Calvin rightly says: "When he states that the prophets inquired and examined, this refers not to their writings or teaching, but to the private longing with which each was fired." In fact, St. Peter goes on to say that the writings which the Holy Spirit impelled them to make were actually the text on which their longings were the comment: they endeavoured to understand what they themselves had written. The two Greek words give a much more lively picture than the English, of the intense eagerness of the search, and of the depth to which it penetrated. If these great prophets took such pains to understand our present salvation, we ought to take heed not to "let it slip." Precisely the same argument is used for precisely the same purpose by our Lord in Matthew 13:16-17.

Who prophesied of the grace.--This is a description of the prophetic scriptures. The whole subject of the Old Testament is the bounty of God under the New; and this was what the prophets tried to realise.

The grace that should come unto you.--Perhaps the words in italics might be with advantage changed into, "the grace in reserve for you:" the word is the same as in 1Peter 1:4. "Grace" here seems to mean little more than "favour" or "bounty," not the ordinary theological sense. The "favour" consists in our salvation.

Verse 10. - Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently; rather, prophets inquired and searched. There is no article, and the verbs are aorist. St. Peter illustrates the glory and greatness of our salvation (mark how he loves to repeat the word) by showing that it was the subject of the searching study of prophets and of the contemplation of angels. St. Peter was a diligent student of the prophetic books, and constantly quotes them, both in his Epistles and in his speeches recorded in the Acts. Here he gives us a very remarkable glimpse into the conditions of the prophetic consciousness. The scheme of our salvation was in some way revealed to the prophets; the mode of the revelation, whether by vision or otherwise, is not made known to us. Every point of contact between the infinite and the finite is enveloped in mystery; we can only know the fact - there was such a revelation. That salvation was so magnificent a prospect that it concentrated upon itself the rapt attention and deepest interest of those to whom the promise was revealed. Prophets inquired and searched diligently. The revelation was real, but it was not complete, not distinct in its details. God revealed so much of the coming salvation as was sufficient to support his servants in their trials, and to quicken their faith in the Messiah. Prophets searched diligently, as miners seeking treasure; they prayed, and thought, and meditated, and exercised all their intellectual energies in the effort to comprehend the revelation which had been vouchsafed to them. Daniel was a remarkable example of this searching (Daniel 7:16; Daniel 9:2, 3). The revelation came to the prophet from God; the prophet received it, but could not comprehend it in all its depth and height - he searched diligently.

"Thoughts beyond their thoughts
To those high bards were given."


(Christian Year.') (Compare the song of Zacharias, Luke 1:68-79.) Who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you? He defines the prophets, of whom he speaks as those who prophesied of the favor of God manifested in the redemption of mankind through his blessed Son. "Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17). St. Paul loved to dwell on the grace of God; so did St. Peter. 1:10-12 Jesus Christ was the main subject of the prophets' studies. Their inquiry into the sufferings of Christ and the glories that should follow, would lead to a view of the whole gospel, the sum whereof is, That Christ Jesus was delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification. God is pleased to answer our necessities rather than our requests. The doctrine of the prophets, and that of the apostles, exactly agree, as coming from the same Spirit of God. The gospel is the ministration of the Spirit; its success depends upon his operation and blessing. Let us then search diligently those Scriptures which contain the doctrines of salvation.
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