1st Peter 1

The First Epistle General of Peter



Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,


as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;


if ye have tasted that the Master is gracious:


unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with YAHUVEH elect, precious,


ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YAHUVEH through YAHUSHUA the Messiah.


Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.


For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;


and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.


But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for YAHUVEH's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


who in time past were no people, but now are the people of YAHUVEH: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.


Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul;


having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify YAHUVEH in the day of visitation.


Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Master's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;


or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.


For so is the will of YAHUVEH, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:


as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of YAHUVEH.


Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear YAHUVEH. Honor the king.


Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.


For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward YAHUVEH a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.


For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with YAHUVEH.


For hereunto were ye called: because Messiah also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:


who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:


who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:


who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.


For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1st Peter 3