1 Peter 1:12
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English Standard Version
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

King James Bible
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

American Standard Version
To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to look into.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look.

English Revised Version
To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Ghost sent forth from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they ministered the things which are now reported to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

Weymouth New Testament
To them it was revealed that they were serving not themselves but you, when they foretold the very things which have now been openly declared to you by those who, having been taught by the Holy Spirit which had been sent from Heaven, brought you the Good News. Angels long to stoop and look into these things.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Did minister (διηκόνουν)

Imperfect tense, were ministering. See on Mark 9:35. The term is applicable to any kind of service, official or not. Compare 2 Corinthians 3:3.

Desire (ἐπιθυμοῦσιν)

The word commonly denotes intense desire. It is used by Christ in expressing his wish to eat the passover (Luke 22:15); of the prodigal's desire to satisfy his hunger with the husks (Luke 15:16); and of the flesh lusting against the spirit (Galatians 5:17).

To look into (παρακύψαι)

A very graphic word, meaning to stoop sideways (παρά). Used by Aristophanes to picture the attitude of a bad harp-player. Here it portrays one stooping and stretching the neck to gaze on some wonderful sight. It occurs in James 1:25, describing him who looks into the perfect law of liberty as into a mirror; and in Luke 24:12; John 20:5, John 20:11, of Peter and John and Mary stooping and looking into the empty tomb. Possibly the memory of this incident unconsciously suggested the word to Peter. The phrase illustrates Peter's habitual emphasis upon the testimony of sight (see Introduction). Bengel acutely notes the hint in παρά, beside, that the angels contemplate the work of salvation from without, as spectators and not as participants. Compare Hebrews 2:16; Ephesians 3:10.

1 Peter 1:12 Parallel Commentaries

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it.

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Daniel 2:19,22,28,29,47 Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven...

Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true...

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

Matthew 11:25,27 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you...

Luke 2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

Galatians 1:12,16 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ...

that not.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

Daniel 12:9,13 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end...

Hebrews 11:13,39,40 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them...

that have.

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Luke 9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

Acts 8:25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem...

Acts 16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia...

Romans 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace...

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum...

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

Hebrews 4:2 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them...

with.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

John 16:7-15 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you...

Acts 2:4,33 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

Acts 4:8,31 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel...

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

1 Thessalonians 1:5,6 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost...

sent.

Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

Isaiah 11:2-6 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

Isaiah 44:3-5 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground: I will pour my spirit on your seed...

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

Acts 2:17,18 And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh...

which things.

Exodus 25:20 And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings...

Daniel 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain saint which spoke...

Daniel 12:5,6 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river...

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders...

Cross References
Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, "For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?"

Acts 2:2
And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

Ephesians 3:10
so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

1 Timothy 3:16
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord remains forever." And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

1 Peter 4:6
For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

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