1 Peter 1
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A Greeting from Peter
(2 Peter 1:1–2)

1Peter an Apostle of Iesu Christ, to the that dwell here and there as straungers thorow out Pontus, Galacia, Capadocia, Asia and Bithinia, electe 2acordinge to the foreknowlege of God the father thorow sanctifienge of the sprete, vnto obedience and sprenklynge of the bloude of Iesus Christ. Grace and peace be multiplied with you.

A Living Hope

3Blessed be God and the father of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, which acordinge to his greate mercy hath begotten vs agayne vnto a lyuely hope by the resurreccion of Iesus Christ from the deed, 4to an vncorruptible and vndefyled inheritaunce, which neuer shal fade awaye, but is reserued in heauen for you 5that are kepte by the power of God thorow faith to saluacion, which is prepared all ready to be shewed in the last tyme: 6in the which ye shal reioyse, though now for a litle season (yff nede requyre) ye are in heuynes thorow manyfolde temptacions: 7that youre faith once tryed (beynge moch more precious then the corruptible golde that is tryed thorow the fyre) might be founde vnto laude, glory and honoure at the appearynge of Iesus Christ: 8whom ye haue not sene, and yet loue him: in whom now ye beleue, though ye se him not. Euen so shal ye reioyce also with vnoutspeakable and glorious ioye, 9receauynge the ende of youre faith, euen the saluacion of youre soules.

10Of which saluacion the prophetes haue enquyred and searched, which prophecied off the grace that shulde come vpon you: 11searchinge whan or at what tyme the sprete off Christ that was in them, shulde signifye, which (sprete) testified before the passions that shulde come vnto Christ, and the glory that shulde folowe after. 12Vnto the which (prophetes) it was declared, that not vnto them selues, but vnto vs they shulde mynister the thinges which are now shewed vnto you, by them which thorow ye holy goost sent downe from heauen, haue preached vnto you the thinges which the angels delyte to beholde.

A Call to Holiness
(Hebrews 12:14–17)

13Wherfore gyrde op the loynes off youre mynde, be sober, and trust perfectly on the grace that is brought vnto you, by the declarynge of Iesus Christ, 14as obedient childre, not fasshionynge youre selues to yor olde lustes of ignoraunce: 15but as he which hath called you is holy, eue so be ye holy also in all youre conuersacion: 16for it it wrytte: Be ye holy, for I am holy.

17And yf so be that ye call on the father, which without respecte of personnes iudgeth acordynge to euery mans worke, se yt ye passe ye tyme of youre pilgremage in feare: 18and knowe, that ye were not redemed wt corruptible syluer and golde, from youre vayne conuersacion (which ye receaued by the tradicios of the fathers) 19but with the precious bloude of Christ, as of an innocet and vndefyled lambe, 20which was ordeyned before the worlde was made, but is declared in these last tymes for youre sakes, 21which thorow him beleue on God, that raysed him vp from the deed, and hath geue him the glory, that ye might haue faith & hope in God:

The Enduring Word
(Isaiah 40:6–8)

22Euen ye which haue purifyed youre soules in obeyenge the trueth thorow the sprete, for to loue brotherly without faynynge, & feruently one to loue another wt a pure hert, 23as they that are borne a new, not of corruptible sede, but of vncorruptible, eue by the lyuynge worde of God, which endureth for euer.

24For all flesh is as grasse, and all the glory of man is as the floure of grasse. The grasse withereth, & the floure falleth awaye

25but the worde of the LORDE endureth for euer. This is the worde, that is preached amonge you.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

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