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He that would love life,
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips that they speak no guile:
"And let him turn away from evil, and do good;
Let him seek


it. (12 'For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous,

And his ears unto their supplication :

But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good? "But and if ye should suffer for

righteousness'sake, blessed are ye : and fear not their fear, (15) neither be troubled; "but sanctify in your hearts Christ

as Lord : being ready always to give answer to every man

that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in (16 you, yet with meekness and fear : "having a good con

science; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in

'For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. (18) "Because Christ also 1 suffered for sins once, the righteous

for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in the spirit;

'in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in (20 prison, 'which aforetime were disobedient, when the long

suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the

ark was a preparing, ` wherein few, that is, eight souls, were 21) saved through water: "which also 3 after a true likeness

17 Christ.

doth now save you, even baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Many ancient authorities read died. ? Or, into which few, that is, eight souls, were brought safely through water 3 Or, in the antitype 4 Or, inquiry Or, appeal

A. V.-10 will ; 11 eschew..ensue ; 12 over..(are open).. prayers. .against ; 13 / followers | ; 14 of.. terror; 15 (the). . | God ... [and] be..(an)..of ; 16 whereas they speak evil | [of you, as of evil doers).. ashamed that falsely accuse..conversation ; 17 | be | ; 18 For..(hath). .just.. unjust.. by ; 19 By ; 20 sometime.. [once] ; 21 || The | like figure | whereunto ... / us




(22) Christ; "who is on the right hand of God, having gone

into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same "mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased ’ from sin ; "that 'ye no

longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the (3 lusts of men, but to the will of God. "For the time past

may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentiles,

and to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, 4 revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries : 'where

in they think it strange that ye run not with them into the same *excess of riot, speaking evil of you : 'who shall

give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and 6 the dead. "For unto this end was the gospel preached

even to the dead, that they might be judged according
to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye

therefore (8 of sound mind, and be sober unto 6 prayer: "above all

things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for

love covereth a multitude of sins: "using hospitality one (10 to another without murmuring : "according as each hath

received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, ás good ( (11) stewards of the manifold grace of God; 'if any man speak

eth, speaking as it were oracles of God; if any man ministereth, ministering as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion 'for ever and ever. Amen.



1 Or, thought ? Some ancient authorities read unto sins. 3 Or, he no longer .. his time Or, flood 5 Or, were the good tidings preached

6 Gr. prayers. Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

A.V.-22 is. . (and). —-CH. IV. I (hath).. [for us)..likewise ; 2 || he ... | his . ; 3 [of our life)..(us). . I will l..when we..excess of wine.. banquetings; 4 to ; 6 for..cause. .also.. them that are ; 7 sober.. watch ; 8 [And] | shall cover | the ; 9 Use.. Igrudging |; 10 every man..the.. (even so) minister the same one to another; II speak, (let him) speak..(the).. minister, let him do it.. ability..giveth.. to whom be praise. Some ancient authorities omit exercising the oversight. ancient authorities omit according unto God. + Or, Likewise . . . elder; yea,


Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as 13) though a strange thing happened unto you : "but inso

much as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice;

that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice (14) with exceeding joy. "If ye are reproached 'for the name

of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and (15 the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 'For let none of you

suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a 16 meddler in other men's matters : "but if a man suffer as a

Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify 17) God in this name. "For the time is come for judgement

to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us,

what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel (18

of God? "And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where (19 shall the ungodly and sinner appear? "Wherefore let

them also that suffer according to the will of God com

mit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. 5 (1 The elders therefore among you I exhort, who am a

fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who

am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed : (2

"Tend the flock of God which is among you, " exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, 3 according

unto God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; (3

"neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock. "And when

the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive (5) the crown of glory that fadeth not away.

14 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another : for God


all of you one to another. Gird yourselves with humility A. V. .-12 is. . try.. some ; 13 inasmuch..when..shall be glad ; 14 be.. happy..for.. [on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified] ; 15 But..(as). .(as)..busybody; 16 Yet..any..on.. I behalf | ; 17 that..must ; 18 be..(the) ; 19 (the keeping of)..(to him). . [as]. —CH. v. 1 | which | (are).. (also) an elder..(and); 2 Feed..taking..(thereof)

.. not ; 3 being lords. .(God's) heritage.. being ; 4 appear ..a; 5 submit yourselves..[be subject]. . || to ...(and) be clothed.

Gr. in.

3 Some 8 That is, The church, or, The sister.

(10) the world.

resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. 6 "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of 7 God, that he may exalt you in due time; "Casting all your (8 anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. "Be sober,

be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, 9 walketh about, seeking whom he may devour : "whom

withstand stedfast in 'your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are ? accomplished in your brethren who are in "And the God of all


who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered

a little while, shall himself 4 perfect, stablish, strengthen (11 you. "To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 12) By Silvanus, 'our faithful brother, as I account him, I

have written unto you briefly, exhorting, and testifying

that this is the true grace of God: stand ye fast therein. 13 "8 She that is in Babylon, elect together with you, salut(14 eth you ; and so doth Mark my son. Salute one another with a kiss of love.

Peace be unto you all that are in Christ.
Or, the ? Gr. being accomplished.
Many ancient authorities add settle. 6 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

% Gr. brotherhood.

* Or, restore

? Gr.



A.V.--and ; 7 care. .for ; 8 vigilant ; [because]; 9 resist.. | the ..afflictions..that ; 10 But..(hath)..I us .. ( Jesus]..(make). [settle] (you); 11 [glory and) ; 12 a..sup ose .. wherein ; 13 The Marcus ; 14 Greet (ye) with.. (Jesus. Amen).



1(1) Simon Peter, a ' servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to

them that have obtained Sa like precious faith with us in

the righteousness of * our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: 2) "Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of (3 God and of Jesus our Lord; 'seeing that his divine power

hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and

godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us 4)" by his own glory and virtue ; "whereby he hath granted

unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. "Yea, and for this very cause adding on

your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in 6 your

virtue knowledge; "and in your knowledge temperance; and in your 'temperance patience; and in your pa

tience godliness; "and in your godliness love of the breth8 ren; and in


love of the brethren love. "For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not

idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus (9

Christ. "For he that lacketh these things is blind, & see

ing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from 10; his old sins. "Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence

to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these 11) things, ye shall never stumble : "for thus shall be richly Many ancient authorities read Symeon.

3 Gr. an equally precious. through glory and virtue.



? Or, self-control 8 Or, closing his eyes

? Gr. bondservant, 4 Or, our God and the Saviour 5 Some ancient authorities read

6 Or, a

A. V.-CH. 1. 1 (an).. through ; 2 unto.. through ; 3 According as..given..(hath).. | to l; 4 are might be.. through ; 5 ; 6 to ; 7 to..brotherly brotherly kindness charity ; 8 be in you..that ye shall neither.. ; 9 But..(and) cannot see afar off, (and) hath.. that he was purged ; to rather..fall; II so an..ministered.

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