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1 Peter 1:3–12

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Praise to God for a Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!m In his great mercyn he has given us new birtho into a living hopep through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,q and into an inheritancer that can never perish, spoil or fade.s This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,t who through faith are shielded by God’s poweru until the coming of the salvationv that is ready to be revealedw in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice,x though now for a little whiley you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.z These have come so that the proven genuinenessa of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fireb—may result in praise, glory and honorc when Jesus Christ is revealed.d Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in hime and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.f

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spokeg of the grace that was to come to you,h searched intently and with the greatest care,i 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christj in them was pointing when he predictedk the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you,l when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to youm by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven.n Even angels long to look into these things.

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