1-2
የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሐዋርያ ጴጥሮስ፥ እግዚአብሔር አብ አስቀድሞ እንዳወቃቸው በመንፈስም እንደሚቀደሱ፥ ይታዘዙና በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ደም ይረጩ ዘንድ ለተመረጡት በጳንጦስና በገላትያ በቀጰዶቅያም በእስያም በቢታንያም ለተበተኑ መጻተኞች፤ ጸጋና ሰላም ይብዛላችሁ።
3-5
ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ከሙታን በመነሣቱ ለሕያው ተስፋና ለማይጠፋ፥ እድፈትም ለሌለበት፥ ለማያልፍም ርስት እንደ ምሕረቱ ብዛት ሁለተኛ የወለደን የጌታችን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አምላክና አባት ይባረክ፤ ይህም ርስት በመጨረሻው ዘመን ይገለጥ ዘንድ ለተዘጋጀ መዳን በእምነት በእግዚአብሔር ኃይል ለተጠበቃችሁ ለእናንተ በሰማይ ቀርቶላችኋል።
6-7
በዚህም እጅግ ደስ ይላችኋል፥ ነገር ግን በእሳት ምንም ቢፈተን ከሚጠፋው ወርቅ ይልቅ አብልጦ የሚከብር የተፈተነ እምነታችሁ፥ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሲገለጥ፥ ለምስጋናና ለክብር ለውዳሴም ይገኝ ዘንድ አሁን ለጥቂት ጊዜ ቢያስፈልግ በልዩ ልዩ ፈተና አዝናችኋል።
8-9
እርሱንም ሳታዩት ትወዱታላችሁ፤ አሁንም ምንም ባታዩት በእርሱ አምናችሁ፥ የእምነታችሁን ፍፃሜ እርሱም የነፍሳችሁን መዳን እየተቀበላችሁ፥ በማይነገርና ክብር በሞላበት ሐሤት ደስ ይላችኋል።
10
ለእናንተም ስለሚሰጠው ጸጋ ትንቢት የተናገሩት ነቢያት ስለዚህ መዳን ተግተው እየፈለጉ መረመሩት፤
11
በእነርሱም የነበረ የክርስቶስ መንፈስ፥ ስለ ክርስቶስ መከራ ከእርሱም በኋላ ስለሚመጣው ክብር አስቀድሞ እየመሰከረ፥ በምን ወይም እንዴት ባለ ዘመን እንዳመለከተ ይመረምሩ ነበር።
12
ለእነርሱም ከሰማይ በተላከ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ወንጌልን የሰበኩላችሁ ሰዎች አሁን ባወሩላችሁ ነገር እናንተን እንጂ ራሳቸውን እንዳላገለገሉ ተገለጠላቸው፤ ይህንም ነገር መላእክቱ ሊመለከቱ ይመኛሉ።
13
ስለዚህ የልቡናችሁን ወገብ ታጥቃችሁና በመጠን ኖራችሁ፥ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሲገለጥ የምታገኙትን ጸጋ ፈጽማችሁ ተስፋ አድርጉ።
14
እንደሚታዘዙ ልጆች ባለማወቃችሁ አስቀድሞ የኖራችሁበትን ምኞት አትከተሉ።
15-16
ዳሩ ግን። እኔ ቅዱስ ነኝና ቅዱሳን ሁኑ ተብሎ ስለ ተጻፈ የጠራችሁ ቅዱስ እንደ ሆነ እናንተ ደግሞ በኑሮአችሁ ሁሉ ቅዱሳን ሁኑ።
17
ለሰው ፊትም ሳያደላ በእያንዳንዱ ላይ እንደ ሥራው የሚፈርደውን አባት ብላችሁ ብትጠሩ በእንግድነታችሁ ዘመን በፍርሃት ኑሩ።
18-19
ከአባቶቻችሁ ከወረሳችሁት ከከንቱ ኑሮአችሁ በሚያልፍ ነገር በብር ወይም በወርቅ ሳይሆን፥ ነውርና እድፍ እንደ ሌለው እንደ በግ ደም በክቡር የክርስቶስ ደም እንደ ተዋጃችሁ ታውቃላችሁ።
20-21
ዓለም ሳይፈጠር እንኳ አስቀድሞ ታወቀ፥ ነገር ግን እምነታችሁና ተስፋችሁ በእግዚአብሔር ይሆን ዘንድ፥ ከሙታን ባስነሣው ክብርንም በሰጠው በእግዚአብሔር በእርሱ ስለምታምኑ ስለ እናንተ በዘመኑ መጨረሻ ተገለጠ።
22
ለእውነት እየታዘዛችሁ ግብዝነት ለሌለበት ለወንድማማች መዋደደ ነፍሳችሁን አንጽታችሁ እርስ በርሳችሁ ከልባችሁ አጥብቃችሁ ተዋደዱ።
23
ዳግመኛ የተወለዳችሁት ከሚጠፋ ዘር አይደለም፥ በሕያውና ለዘላለም በሚኖር በእግዚአብሔር ቃል ከማይጠፋ ዘር ነው እንጂ።
24
ሥጋ ሁሉ እንደ ሣር ክብሩም ሁሉ እንደ ሣር አበባ ነውና፤ ሣሩ ይጠወልጋል አበባውም ይረግፋል፤
25
የጌታ ቃል ግን ለዘላለም ይኖራል። በወንጌልም የተሰበከላችሁ ቃል ይህ ነው።

1
Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to the saints who are living in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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Who, through the purpose of God, have been made holy by the Spirit, disciples of Jesus, made clean by his blood: May you have grace and peace in full measure.
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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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And a heritage fair, holy and for ever new, waiting in heaven for you,
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Who, by the power of God are kept, through faith, for that salvation, which will be seen at the last day.
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You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
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So that the true metal of your faith, being of much greater value than gold (which, though it comes to an end, is tested by fire), may come to light in praise and glory and honour, at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
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To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory:
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For so you have the true end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
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For the prophets who gave the news of the grace which would come to you, made search with all care for knowledge of this salvation;
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Attempting to see what sort of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them was pointing to, when it gave witness to the pains which Christ would undergo and the glories which would come after them.
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And it was made clear to those prophets that they were God's servants not for themselves but for you, to give you word of the things which have now come to your ears from the preachers of the good news through the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; things which even angels have a desire to see.
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So make your minds ready, and keep on the watch, hoping with all your power for the grace which is to come to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
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Like children ruled by God, do not go back to the old desires of the time when you were without knowledge:
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But be holy in every detail of your lives, as he, whose servants you are, is holy;
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Because it has been said in the Writings, You are to be holy, for I am holy.
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And if you give the name of Father to him who, judging every man by his acts, has no respect for a man's position, then go in fear while you are on this earth:
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Being conscious that you have been made free from that foolish way of life which was your heritage from your fathers, not through a payment of things like silver or gold which come to destruction,
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But through holy blood, like that of a clean and unmarked lamb, even the blood of Christ:
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Who was marked out by God before the making of the world, but was caused to be seen in these last times for you,
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Who through him have faith in God who took him up again from the dead into glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
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And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:
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Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God.
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For it is said, All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass becomes dry and the flower dead:
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But the word of the Lord is eternal. And this is the word of the good news which was given to you.