Bible: 1 Peter 1:1-5

Salutation

1:1 From Peter, 1  an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing 2  abroad 3  (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, 4  and Bithynia) who are chosen 5  1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling 6  with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure! 7 

New Birth to Joy and Holiness

1:3 Blessed be 8  the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1:4 that is, 9  into 10  an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, 1:5 who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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