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I Peter 1

1 Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ to [the] chosen sojourners of [the] dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Capadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God [the] father, by the consecration of [the] spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of [the] blood of Jesus Christ, may grace and peace be multiplied to you.

3 Blessed [is] the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his many mercies has begotten us anew to [a] zoe-living1 hope through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ from [the] dead, 4 to [an] inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, kept in [the] heavens for you 5 who are being guarded by the power of God through faith for [the] salvation prepared [which is] to be revealed in [the] last opportune-time2 . 6 In which you do3 rejoice, [though] little now if it is necessary [you being] pained by various tests, 7 in order that the genuineness4 [of your] faith more valuable than gold which perishes, though tested by fire, be found to approval and glory and honor in the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom not seeing you agape-love whom not yet seeing, but believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and glorious, 9 receiving the completion5 of [your] faith [which is the] salvation of [your] psyche-lives6 , 10 concerning which salvation the prophets, who prophesied concerning the grace to you, sought and inquired, 11 searching for which or what sort of opportune-time2 the spirit of Christ, which [was] testifying in them, revealed the sufferings of Christ and the glories after these [things], 12 Unto whom it was revealed that not for themselves but for you were they serving the [things] which are now proclaimed to you through those good-newsing you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, into which [things] the angels lust to glimpse. 13 Therefore having girded up the loins [of your] intellect [and] being sober, hope fully7 upon the grace being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As children of obedience, not being conformed to the former lusts in your ignorance, 15 but [rather] according to the holy [one] having called you, let8 yourselves be made holy in all your way of life. 16 Because it is written: Be holy, for I [am] holy. 17 And if you call upon [the] father [who] impartially judges according to each work, be living your time of sojourn in fear, 18 knowing that: Not with perishable [things], with silver or gold, were you ransomed from your futile way of life inherited from [your] fathers, 19 but with the precious blood as of an unblemished and unstained lamb, [namely] Christ's, 20 who [was] on the one hand foreknown before the foundation of the world, but on the other hand [was] manifested upon these last times for you, 21 who through him [You are] believing through him in [the] God having raised him from [the] dead and having given him glory, so that your faith and hope would be in God. 22 Having purified your psyche-lives6 in the obedience of the truth in unhypocritical brotherly-philia-love, agape-love one another earnestly from [a] clean heart, 23 having been born again not from perishable seed but from imperishable [seed] through [the] word of the zoe-living1 and abiding God. 24 For:

All flesh [is] as grass
And all its glory as [the] flower of grass
The grass is withered
And the flower falls
25 But the word of [the] Lord abides to eternity.

And this is "the word" which is good-newsed to you.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

2KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

3or "should"

4or "testing"

5or "perfection"

6from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

7or "completely", "finally