1 Peter 1:9
New International Version
for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

New Living Translation
The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

English Standard Version
obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Berean Study Bible
now that you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Berean Literal Bible
receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

New American Standard Bible
obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

King James Bible
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Christian Standard Bible
because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Contemporary English Version
you are to be saved. This is why you have faith.

Good News Translation
because you are receiving the salvation of your souls, which is the purpose of your faith in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

International Standard Version
because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

NET Bible
because you are attaining the goal of your faith--the salvation of your souls.

New Heart English Bible
receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That you may receive the reward of your faith: The Life of your souls;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
as you obtain the salvation that is the goal of your faith.

New American Standard 1977
obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

Jubilee Bible 2000
receiving the end of your faith, even the saving health of your souls.

King James 2000 Bible
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

American King James Version
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

American Standard Version
receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your'souls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Darby Bible Translation
receiving the end of your faith, [the] salvation of [your] souls.

English Revised Version
receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Webster's Bible Translation
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Weymouth New Testament
while you are securing as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

World English Bible
receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Young's Literal Translation
receiving the end of your faith -- salvation of souls;
Study Bible
A Living Hope
8Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 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,…
Cross References
Romans 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life.

1 Peter 3:20
who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.

Treasury of Scripture

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Romans 6:22
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Hebrews 11:13
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.

James 1:21
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.







Lexicon
[now that] you are receiving
κομιζόμενοι (komizomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2865: From a primary komeo; properly, to provide for, i.e. to carry off.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

goal
τέλος (telos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.

of
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.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

faith,
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

[the] salvation
σωτηρίαν (sōtērian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.

of [your] souls.
ψυχῶν (psychōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.
(9) Receiving the end of your faith.--The "end of our faith" means, the object to which our faith is directed, the thing we believed for. And "faith" catches up the "believing" of last verse, so that, in reading, the accent of the sentence falls on "end," not on "faith;" and the whole clause is added to justify the statement that we rejoice with a joy which has already attained its full perfection. The reason is, he says, because we receive already, in the present life, the object of all this trusting without sight; we need not wait till the next world to attain our glorification.

The salvation of your souls.--It might be simply, salvation of souls, including other men's besides our own, but the context is against it, and the absence of articles is characteristic of St. Peter. It seems at first sight not a very exalted object for our faith to work to, the deliverance, or safety, of our own souls. And yet our Lord fully recognises the instinct of the higher self-preservation as that to which the ultimate appeal must be made (Matthew 16:25-26). He could give His own soul a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28); He could save others and not Himself (Matthew 27:42); St. Paul could wish himself accursed from Christ for his brethren's sake, "that they might be saved" (Romans 9:3; Romans 10:1); Moses could ask to be "blotted out of the book" (Exodus 32:32); and yet the fact remains, that in seeking our own welfare, in the highest sense, we are fulfilling a primal law of our being, imposed upon us by the Creator. We are bound to make that our first object, if it were only to gratify Him who has no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, even if we could possibly divest ourselves of all "selfish" interest in the matter.

"A charge to keep I have,

A God to glorify;

A never-dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky."

The Buddhist longing for Nirvana is as far as possible removed from the healthy spirit of Christianity. "Salvation" here seems to have widened its meaning since 1Peter 1:5; while there the main thought was final deliverance from the afflictions of life, here the salvation is said to be received in the very midst of all these afflictions. The addition of the word "souls," appears to make the difference. For the soul, there is present salvation, because persecutions, &c., do not touch it, and it is capable of the most complete emancipation from the evils of sin (Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:69; Luke 1:71; Luke 1:75; Romans 6:14; Romans 7:24-25.) Salvation, then, is the restoration of man to the ideal excellence from which he was fallen: it contains--here, at any rate--no allusion to "damnation" as an opposite.

Verse 9. - Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. The present participle "receiving" (κομιζόμενοι) implies that the believer realizes the deep blessing of salvation gradually while he is being saved as one of οἱ σωζόμενοι (Acts 2:47). Salvation is present as well as future. "By grace ye are saved through faith" (Ephesians 2:8); "According to his mercy he saved us" (Titus 3:5). God's elect receive it in various measures now; in its blessed fullness it will be manifested hereafter. It is the end which faith ever holds in view, pressing towards it as the prize of the high calling. It is the salvation especially of souls; for, as Bengel says," Anima praecipue salvatur; corpus in resurreetione participat." 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.
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