Etheridge(i) 1 PETROS, an apostle of Jeshu Meshiha, to the chosen-ones and sojourners who are scattered in Pontos and in Galatia, and in Kapadukia, and in Asia, and in Bithunia: 2 them who are elected by the foreknowledge of Aloha the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, that they might be unto obedience, and unto the sprinkling of the blood of Jeshu Meshiha: grace and peace be multiplied with you. 3 Blessed be Aloha, the Father of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha, who by his abundant grace hath begotten us anew through the resurrection of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha unto the hope of salvation, 4 and to the inheritance which is not corruptible, and not defiled, and not to be consumed, which is prepared for you in heaven, 5 while you are kept by the power of Aloha and through faith, unto the salvation which is prepared to be revealed in the last times; 6 wherein you will rejoice for ever, though in this little time you are afflicted [Or, straitened.] by manifold temptations which pass over you; 7 that the proof of your faith may be seen, which is more precious than gold refined which is proved in fire, unto praise and unto honour and unto glory, at the revelation of Jeshu Meshiha; 8 whom you have not seen and (yet) love, and in whose faith you exult with glorious joy that is not spoken: 9 that you may receive the recompence of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 10 That salvation which the prophets investigated when they prophesied concerning the grace which was to be given unto you, 11 and searched into, what time the Spirit of the Meshiha who dwelt in them showed and testified of the future sufferings of the Meshiha, and his glory which (should be) after them. 12 And all that they searched was revealed to them; for not for themselves they inquired, but to us (and) of us [Lan dilan.] they prophesied those (blessings) which now are revealed to you by them who have preached to you [Or, evangelized you.] by the Spirit of Holiness which is sent from heaven; for into these themselves the angels also desire to look. 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your minds, and be fully wakeful, and hope for the joy that cometh to you at the revelation of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha; 14 as obedient children, and not partaking again of the former desires which you desired when ignorant. 15 But be holy in all your conversations, as he is holy who calleth you; 16 because it is written, Be ye holy, as I also am holy. 17 And if you call him Father before whom there is no respect of persons, and who judgeth every man according to his works, with fear conduct you in this time of your sojourn; 18 while you know that not with silver which wasteth away, nor with gold, you have been redeemed from your vain works which you received from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of the Lamb spotless and unblemished, who is the Meshiha; 20 who was afore-separated for this from before the foundations of the world, and hath been manifested in these last times for you, 21 who by him [Dabideh.] believe in Aloha, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory, that your faith and your hope may be in Aloha. 22 Let your souls be sanctified in obedience to the truth, and be filled with the charity which respecteth not persons, that with a pure heart and perfect you may love one another, 23 as men who are regenerated, not by a perishable seed, but by that which is imperishable, by the living word of Aloha which abideth for ever. 24 Because all flesh is grass, and all its beauty as the flower of the field. The grass withereth and the flower drieth up, 25 but the word of our God abideth for ever; and this is that word which is preached unto you.