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1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3

Through My Bible – June 18

1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3 (EHV)

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1 Peter 1

A Call to Holy Living

13 Therefore, after preparing your minds for action by exercising self-control, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 Rather, just as the one who called you is holy, so also be holy in everything you do. 16 For it is written, “Be holy, because I am holy.” [1]

17 If you call on the Father who judges impartially, according to the work of each person, conduct yourselves during the time of your pilgrimage in reverence, 18 because you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, not with things that pass away, such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was chosen before the foundation of the world but revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

22 Since you have purified your souls by obeying the truth, [2] resulting in sincere brotherly love, love one another constantly from a pure heart. 23 For you have been born again, not from perishable seed but from imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For:

All flesh is like grass,
and all its glory is like a flower of the field.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever. [3]

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Crave Pure Spiritual Milk

1 Peter 2

Therefore rid yourselves of all evil, all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all slander. Like newborn babies, crave the pure milk of the word [4] so that by it you may grow up with the result being salvation. Certainly [5] you have tasted that the Lord is good!

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Leviticus 11:44; 19:2
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 A few witnesses to the text add through the Spirit. (“Witnesses to the text” mentioned in footnotes may include Greek manuscripts, lectionaries, translations, and quotations in the church fathers.)
  3. 1 Peter 1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8
  4. 1 Peter 2:2 Or crave pure spiritual milk
  5. 1 Peter 2:3 A few witnesses to the text read Since.

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