Bible: 1 Peter 1:1-5
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.