1 Peter 1:19
New International Version
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

New Living Translation
It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

English Standard Version
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Berean Study Bible
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.

Berean Literal Bible
but by the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot,

New American Standard Bible
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

King James Bible
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Christian Standard Bible
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb.

Contemporary English Version
You were rescued by the precious blood of Christ, that spotless and innocent lamb.

Good News Translation
it was the costly sacrifice of Christ, who was like a lamb without defect or flaw.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

International Standard Version
but with the precious blood of the Messiah, like that of a lamb without blemish or defect.

NET Bible
but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ.

New Heart English Bible
but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, namely Christ;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But with the precious blood of The Lamb, who has no blemish or defilement in him, who is The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, the payment that freed you was the precious blood of Christ, the lamb with no defects or imperfections.

New American Standard 1977
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but with the precious blood of the Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without contamination,

King James 2000 Bible
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

American King James Version
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

American Standard Version
but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of Christ:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled,

Darby Bible Translation
but by precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, [the blood] of Christ,

English Revised Version
but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ:

Webster's Bible Translation
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Weymouth New Testament
but with the precious blood of Christ--as of an unblemished and spotless lamb.

World English Bible
but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ;

Young's Literal Translation
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted -- Christ's --
Study Bible
A Call to Holiness
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 you inherited from your forefathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot. 20He was known before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in the last times for your sake.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:5
Your lamb must be an unblemished year-old male, and you may take it from the sheep or the goats.

Leviticus 1:10
If, however, one's offering is a burnt offering from the flock--from the sheep or goats--he is to present an unblemished male.

Leviticus 22:20
You must not present anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

Numbers 7:27
one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

Isaiah 44:22
I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Romans 3:25
God presented Him as an atoning sacrifice through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance He had passed over the sins committed beforehand.

1 Corinthians 5:7
Get rid of the old yeast, that you may be a new unleavened batch, as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

1 Peter 1:2
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.

Revelation 14:5
And no lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Treasury of Scripture

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

with.

1 Peter 2:22-24
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: …

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Daniel 9:24
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

as.

Exodus 12:5
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

John 1:29,36
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world…







Lexicon
but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

with [the] precious
τιμίῳ (timiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5093: Of great price, precious, honored.

blood
αἵματι (haimati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

of Christ,
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

a lamb
ἀμνοῦ (amnou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 286: A lamb (as a type of innocence, and with sacrificial connotation). Apparently a primary word; a lamb.

without blemish
ἀμώμου (amōmou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 299: Blameless, without blemish, unblemished, faultless. Unblemished.

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

spot.
ἀσπίλου (aspilou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 784: Unstained, undefiled, spotless, pure. Unblemished.
(19) With the precious blood of Christ.--"Precious" means, not "much prized by us," but costly, precious in itself; opposed to the perishableness of gold and silver. Notice that it is not "Jesus," but "Christ," i.e., the Messiah. No price short of the "blood," i.e., the death, of the Messiah could free the Jews from the thraldom of their "vain conversation." (Comp. 1Peter 1:2 and Note.) How Christ's death freed them from it is not explained here; but we may give a twofold explanation, as we did of His resurrection being our regeneration, in 1Peter 1:3. Historically it did so, because when they came to realise that their Messiah could only reach His glories through suffering it gave them a new insight into the whole meaning of the system under which they had been brought up. It did also, however, doubtless, in a more mysterious way, such as we cannot imagine, procure in God's sight their emancipation; and the following verses show that again St. Peter is thinking more of the theological than of the phenomenal side of the occurrence.

As of a lamb without blemish and without spot.--We might roughly paraphrase it by, "as of a sacrificial victim, to the sufficiency of whose offering no exception can be taken." The word "as" shows that in St. Peter's mind the notion of a "sacrifice," in reference to the atonement, was only a simile, or metaphor, just as it was with the notion of "ransom." Once more observe that the sacrifice was offered to effect a redemption which for the readers had already taken place. (Comp. Hebrews 9:14.) The primary thought in mentioning a "lamb" is, of course, that of sacrifice; but when we come to consider why that particular sacrificial animal was named rather than another, it is, no doubt, for two reasons. First, because of the whiteness, the helplessness, the youth, the innocence, and patience, which make it a natural symbol of our Lord. (Comp. Ecce Homo, p. 6, ed. 3.) The second reason is to be found in St. Peter's own life. The first thing that we know in his history was a putting together of those two words--Messiah, and the Lamb (John 1:36; John 1:40-41). Neither he nor St. John (see Revelation 5:6, et al.) ever forgot that cry of the Baptist. They, no doubt, understood that cry to refer, not primarily to the Paschal, or any other sacrifice, but to Isaiah 53:7, and perhaps to Genesis 22:8. A word in the next verse will make it clearer that St. Peter really had the Baptist consciously before his mind when he thus wrote.

Verse 19. - But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot; rather, as in the Revised Version, but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, (even the blood) of Christ. Precious, as opposed to the "corruptible things" of ver. 18; it is precious, because it is the blood of Christ. Christ's holy body saw not corruption; gold and silver must perish at last; the precious blood in its virtue and efficacy abideth evermore. The blood of Christ is compared with that of a lamb. The lambs and other animals offered as sacrifices were to be without blemish (Exodus 12:5; Leviticus 22:19, 20, 21); Christ was without sin, pure, harmless, undefiled. The blood of animals could never take away sin; yet it is written, "The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul" (Leviticus 17:11). That blood prefigured the precious blood of Christ, which cleanseth from all sin. The sacrifices of the Law directed the faith of the pious Israelite to the one great Sacrifice, the Propitiation for the sins of the whole world. Probably St. Peter derived the comparison from the well-remembered words of the Baptist, reported by his brother Andrew, "Behold the Lamb of God!" The reference may be to the Paschal lamb ("Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us," 1 Corinthians 5:7) - the blood of that lamb cannot, indeed, be regarded as a ransom from Egyptian bondage, but it saved the Israelites from the destroying angel - or to any sacrificial lamb. The apostle seems to be passing from the idea of ransom or price to that of expiation. The verb "ye were redeemed," the silver and gold, direct the thoughts to price; the blood and the lamb, to expiation. The two ideas are closely connected; the two illustrations combined give a fuller view of the blessed meaning of the Savior's death than either of them alone could do. 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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