1:1 Kepha, an apostle of Yahshua the Messiah, to the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1:2 elect according to the foreknowledge of Yahweh the Father, in set apart by the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Yahshua the Messiah: favour to you and peace be multiplied.
1:3 Blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Master Yahshua the Messiah, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Yahshua the Messiah from the dead,
1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
1:5 who are kept by the power of Yahweh through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Yahshua the Messiah,
1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
1:9 receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls.
1:10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the favour that would come to you,
1:11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of the Messiah who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.
1:12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Set-apart Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into.
1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the favour that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Yahshua the Messiah;
1:14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
1:15 but as He who called you is set-apart, you also be set-apart in all your conduct,
1:16 because it is written, "Be set-apart, for I am set-apart."
1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay [here] in fear;
1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
1:19 but with the precious blood of the Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
1:20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
1:21 who through Him believe in Yahweh, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in Yahweh.
1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of Yahweh which lives and abides forever,
1:24 because "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away,
1:25 But the word of Yahweh endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.