The Holy Bible: The New Word – The First Letter from Peter

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    1[1-2] From Peter, a follower of Yeshua the Christ, to the Christians, who are scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, the chosen ones by the foreknowledge of YAHWEH GOD, through the setting apart and blessing of the Spirit, in the acceptance and cleansing power of the blood of Yeshua the Christ: May God’s grace and peace be given to you.

    [3-9] Blessed be YAHWEH GOD, the God of Yeshua, the Christ, who for the great mercy of God, has given us a new life to live out our hope through Yeshua, the Christ, who came to life again from the dead, to an honorable and everlasting inheritance that won’t ever disappear, waiting for you in heaven, who are kept safe by the power of God through faith, ready to become known in eternity. You greatly celebrate in this, though now for a little while, if need be, your spirit is depressed by the many temptations you face: so that the test of your faith, being worth much more than gold that will be destroyed, though it is tested with many troubles, might be found with praise, honor, and victory at the appearance of Yeshua, the Christ: Whom you love without seeing; and even without seeing, you still believe, you celebrate with a joy beyond words and full of victory: Receiving the end reward of your faith, even the saving of your souls.

     [10-12]This saving being what the great preachers have asked and searched carefully for, who preached before of the grace that would come to you: Searching for the meaning of what would happen, or when it would happen, when the Spirit of Christ, which was in them, truthfully told us ahead of time about the sufferings of Christ, and the victory that would follow. To whom it was revealed, so that they didn’t work for themselves, but for us in the things, which are now told to you by those who have preached the New Word to you by the Holy Spirit sent to us from heaven; which things, even the angels wanted to know.

     [13-16] So let your mind be ready, use good sense, and hope till the end for the grace that is to be brought to you when Yeshua the Christ is made known; as acceptable children, not acting on what you wanted before you knew Christ: But as The ONE who has called you is holy, be truly good in everything you do; because the Word of God says, Be holy because I am holy.   

     [17-21] And if you call on the God, who judges each person for their actions without respect to who they are, and act with respect to God in the time of your stay here: knowing that your freedom wasn’t bought from your meaningless lifestyle, which you got from your ancestors’ way of life, with things that will disappear like silver and gold; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb with no flaw or fault: Who was really set apart at the beginning of the world, but was made known in these last times for you, who by the Christ believe in God, who brought back Yeshua from the dead, and gave the Christ victory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

     [22] Seeing you’ve cleansed your souls in accepting the truth through the Spirit to the heartfelt love of all Christians, see that you continue to love one another with a true heart: Being born anew, not of human origin, but of everlasting origin, by the Word of God, which lasts forever, because all humanity is like the grass, and all the glories of humanity like the flowers of the grass. The grass wilts, and its flowers die: But the Word of God lasts forever. And this is what is preached to you by the New Word.

    2[1-5] So stop all hatred, untruthfulness, pretending, jealousy, and all sinful talking, but as newborn babies, crave the true milk of the Word, so that you can grow by it: that is, if you’ve truly tasted that God is gracious. To whom coming, as to a living stone, really being unaccepted by others, but chosen by God, precious, you also, as living stones, are built up to be a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Yeshua the Christ.

     [6-10] This is why it’s in the scripture, I lay in Zion the first corner stone, chosen, precious: and whoever believes on this One won’t be ashamed, for those who believe that the Christ is precious: but to those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders wouldn’t accept, the same One is made the first cornerstone, And a stone to be stumbled over, and a rock to be offended by, to those who stumble at the word and don’t accept it: to which they were also chosen. But you’re a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own special people; that you would tell of the praises of The ONE who has called you out of darkness into God’s amazing light: Which in the past weren’t even a nation of people, but are now the people of God: which hadn’t found mercy, but now have found mercy.

    [11-12] Dear loved one, I beg you as strangers and foreigners in this world, give up the sinful things your physical body wants that fight against your soul; Having an honest lifestyle among the other peoples: that even though they speak against you as being evil, they can see the good that you’ve done, and praise God in the day of Christ’s coming.

    [13-25] Accept every human law for God’s sake: whether it be to the highest ruler; or to governors, as to those who are sent for the punishment of those who are evil, and for the praise of those who do good; because this is the will of God, that by doing good you can silence the ignorance of stupid people: As free people, but not using your freedom as a cover-up for sin, but as the hired workers of God. Respect everyone. Love the Christians. Honor and respect God. Respect the rulers. Workers, be subject to your employers with respect; not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to the ones who are difficult. This is praiseworthy, if someone for conscience toward God keeps on going in sorrow, suffering wrongfully. And what good does it do, if, when you’re punished for your own faults, you take it patiently? But it’s praiseworthy with God if when you do good and suffer for it, you take it patiently. And this is why you were called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example to follow: Who never sinned, nor was untrue: Who when hated, didn’t hate back; who when suffering, didn’t threaten; but trusted in The ONE who judges rightly: the Christ’s own body taking on our sins on the cross, so that we, putting our sins to death, would live in goodness: by whose wounding you were healed, you being like animals going astray; but have now come back to the Keeper and Overseer of your souls.

    3[1-4] In this way, you wives, accept your husbands leadership; that, if any of them don’t obey the word, they can, even without the word, be won by the actions of their spouses; by seeing your godly lifestyle, along with your respect. Let your beauty not be just the outward beauty of your hairstyle, of the jewelry you wear, or your clothing; But let it also be the unseen spirit of your soul, which can’t age or die, even the beauty of a peaceful spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

     [5-7] It was in this way, in the old days, that the holy women also, who trusted in God, beautified themselves, accepting the leadership of their own husbands: Even as Sarah accepted what Abraham told her, with respect: whose daughters you are, as long as you do good, without being threatened with any great fear. And in this way, you husbands, live with your wives with understanding, giving respect to your spouses, as caring for one physically weaker than you are, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; so that your prayers will be heard by God.

     [8] Finally, all of you be of the same mind, caring for one another, loving each other as a family, be merciful, be considerate: Not repeating evil for evil, or abuse for abuse: but instead be a blessing; knowing that you’re called to be so, so that you will inherit a blessing. Whoever loves life, and wants to see good days, let them stop speaking in sinful ways, and let them speak no untruthfulness: Let them stay away from evil, and do good; let them search for peace, and walk in it, because God watches over those who do good, and hears their prayers: but the face of God turns away from those who do evil.

    [13-22] And who would harm you, if you do what is good? But if you do suffer for the sake of doing good, be happy: and don’t be afraid of them, nor be uneasy; But have great respect for YAHWEH GOD in your hearts: and always be ready to give an answer to everyone that asks you a question about the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect: Having a good conscience; so that while they speak badly of you, as if you were evil, those who falsely accuse your good lifestyle in Christ will be ashamed. Because it’s better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for doing good, than for doing evil. Just as Christ also has once suffered for sins, the good for the evil ones, in order to bring us to God, being put to death in the body, but brought back to life again by the Spirit: By which also the Christ went and preached to the imprisoned spirits; Which were disobedient, when once the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built, in which few, that is, only eight souls were saved by water. And like that, baptism now saves us (not by the washing of filth from the body, but because we have a good conscience toward God) by the new life of Yeshua the Christ: Who has gone into heaven, and now sits on the right side of God; with all the angels, authorities, and powers being put under the Christ.

    4[1-6] So then as Christ has suffered for us in the body, in this way, get yourselves ready with this mind because whoever has suffered in the body has stopped letting sin control them; that they no longer would live the rest of their time in the body giving in to their human wants, but to the will of God. And we have spent enough of our past life doing what other people do, when we lived in filthiness, physical wants, drunkenness, partying, pleasure-seeking feasts, and sickening worship of other things: In this, they think it’s strange that you don’t go along with them in their uncontrolled behavior, speaking evil of you: Who will have to give account to the ONE who is going to judge the living and the dead. This is why the New Word was preached to those who are dead, too, so that they would be judged in the body for their humanity, but live for God in the spirit.

    [7-11] But the end of everything is here: so use good sense, watch and pray. And above everything, have great love among yourselves, because love will overlook many sins. Welcome and serve one another without complaining. As each one has gotten a gift from God, in this way, use it to serve others, as good managers of the many graces of God. If anyone speaks, let them speak as the preachers of God; if anyone ministers, let them do it with the ability that God gives them: so that in everything God can be praised through Yeshua, the Christ, to whom praise and power is given forever and ever. So be it!

    [12-14] My loved ones, don’t think these hard tests which try you are strange, as though something unusual happened to you: But celebrate, because as much as you’ve suffered with Christ, you can be happy with just as much joy when the Christ’s victory comes. If you’re unfairly blamed for your faith in the Name of Christ, you should be happy because the spirit of victory and of God rests on you: Christ is evil spoken of by their actions, but Christ will be praised.

     [15-19] But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as one who does evil, or as a busybody in other people’s business. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, don’t let them be ashamed; but let them praise God because of it. The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it first begin with us, what will happen to those who don’t obey the New Word of God? And if those who do good can hardly be saved, how can the ungodly and the sinner? So let those who suffer for the will of God entrust their souls in doing good, in the safe keeping of the faithful Creator.

    5[1-5] I encourage the elders which are among you, as I am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also one who has taken part in the victory that is to become known: Take care of the flock of God that is among you, overseeing it, not because you have to, but because you want to; not for money, but be willing; not giving orders to God’s people, but being examples to the flock. And when the Great Keeper appears, you’ll get a crown of victory that will never disappear. In this way, you young people, accept the lead of the elders. Yes, all of you accept the lead of one another with humility because God doesn’t accept those who are proud, and gives grace to those who are humble.

    [6-11] So humble yourselves under the powerful hand of God, who will lift you up when the time is right: Giving God all your worries, because God cares about you. Use good sense and be watchful; because your enemy, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to eat up: Whom you should fight back, being firm in the faith, knowing that the same troubles are happening to others in the world. But the God of all grace, who has called us to everlasting victory in Christ Yeshua, after you’ve suffered a while, will make you complete, getting you started, strengthening, and settling you in your work. May God have victory and control forever and ever. So be it!

    [12-14] I’ve written briefly by Silvanus, a faithful friend to you, as I think of him, encouraging you, and telling others that this is the true grace of God in which you stand. The church at Rome, which is chosen along with you, says hello to you; and so does Mark, my child. Say hello to one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Yeshua. So be it!