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I Peter

To those scattered abroad   The Elect, according to the foreknowledge of God   An incorruptible inheritance   We are kept, (or guarded), by the power of God   The testing of our faith is more precious than gold   The second coming of Christ   The prophets of old, prophesied of the coming of Jesus and His suffering   Hope without wavering, till the coming of Christ   Leave behind our ignorance, and be as obedient children   God has no respect of persons   The precious blood of Christ foreordained that our faith and hope might be in God   Unfeigned, (or sincere), love of the brethren   Life in the flesh is as a flower   Some things we should lay aside   Jesus, a Living Stone   Jesus, the Chief Corner Stone   Some stumble at the Word   The people of God, chosen, and peculiar   Fleshly lust, (or desires), war against the soul   In the day of visitation, (or inspection)   For God's sake, submit yourselves to every ordinance of man   Use your liberty, (or freedom), for the service of God   Christ left us an example to follow, His suffering   With His stripes we are healed   Jesus, the Shepherd of our souls   Husbands and wives and their treatment of each other   Husbands and wives, be of one mind   To suffer for righteousness sake is happiness   Be not afraid   To those that ask, always be ready to give an answer about your hope   It's better to suffer for well doing than for evil   Christ, the Just for the unjust   Jesus, after His crucifixion, preached to the spirits in prison   Baptism, the answer of a good conscience toward God   Jesus, at the right hand of God   A change of mind to live according to the will of God   Some will think it strange and speak evil of you   Again, Jesus, after His crucifixion, preaching the Gospel, (or good news), to those that have died before   Love, shall cover a multitude of sins   Be good stewards of the gifts from God   Don't regard your testing from God as some strange thing   Don't be ashamed for suffering as a Christian   Judgment begins at the house of God   Commit the keeping of your soul, to The Faithful Creator   To the elders   Peter, an eyewitness to the sufferings of Christ   Feed the flock of God   Again, the second coming of Christ   To the young   In due time   Our adversary, (the devil), is as a roaring lion   The God of all grace   After you have suffered a while

To those scattered abroad

1 Pet 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

John 7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?

The Elect, according to the foreknowledge of God

1 Pet 1:2 Elect[1] according to the foreknowledge[2] of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1 "ELECT": 1588. eklektos, ek-lek-tos'; from G1586; select; by impl. favorite:--chosen, elect.

2 "FOREKNOWLEDGE": 4268. prognosis, prog'-no-sis; from G4267; forethought:--foreknowledge.

4267. proginosko, prog-in-oce'-ko; from G4253 and G1097; to know beforehand, i.e. foresee:--foreknow (ordain), know (before).

When Bible Scriptures are directed towards the elect, others may not understand.

Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Isa 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, (Jesus talking). Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

An incorruptible inheritance

1 Pet 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Pet 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

We are kept, (or guarded), by the power of God

1 Pet 1:5 Who are kept[1] by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 "KEPT": 5432. phroureo, froo-reh'-o; from a comp. of G4253 and G3708; to be a watcher in advance, i.e. to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at gates); fig. to hem in, protect:--keep (with a garrison). Comp. G5083.

1 Pet 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

The testing of our faith is more precious than gold
The second coming of Christ

1 Pet 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1 Pet 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

1 Pet 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

The prophets of old, prophesied of
the coming of Jesus and His suffering

1 Pet 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh[1] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

1 "SHILOH": 7886. Shiyloh, shee-lo'; from H7951; tranquil; Shiloh, an epithet of the Messiah:--Shiloh.

Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Zec 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:

Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Zec 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

1 Pet 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

1 Pet 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

Hope without wavering, till the coming of Christ

1 Pet 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end[1] for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation[2] of Jesus Christ;

1 "END": 5049. teleios, tel-i'-oce; adv. from G5046; completely, i.e. (of hope) without wavering:--to the end.

2 "REVELATION": 602. apokalupsis, ap-ok-al'-oop-sis; from G601; disclosure:--appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.

Leave behind our ignorance, and be as obedient children

1 Pet 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1 Pet 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Pet 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Lev 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

God has no respect of persons

1 Pet 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Deu 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

1 Pet 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

The precious blood of Christ foreordained
that our faith and hope might be in God

1 Pet 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Pet 1:20 Who verily was foreordained[1] before the foundation[2] of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1 "FOREORDAINED": 4267. proginosko, prog-in-oce'-ko; from G4253 and G1097; to know beforehand, i.e. foresee:--foreknow (ordain), know (before).

2 "FOUNDATION": 2602. katabole, kat-ab-ol-ay'; from G2598; a deposition, i.e. founding; fig. conception:--conceive, foundation.

2598. kataballo, kat-ab-al'lo; from G2596 and G906; to throw down:--cast down, descend, fall (down).

1 Pet 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Unfeigned, (or sincere), love of the brethren

1 Pet 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Pet 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Life in the flesh is as a flower

1 Pet 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

Isa 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

Isa 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

1 Pet 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever[1]. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Isa 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Some things we should lay aside

1 Pet 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

1 Pet 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

1 Pet 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Jesus, a Living Stone

1 Pet 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed[1] indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

1 "DISALLOWED": 593. apodokimazo, ap-od-ok-ee-mad'-zo; from G575 and G1381; to disapprove, i.e. (by impl.) to repudiate:--disallow, reject.

1 Pet 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Jesus, the Chief Corner Stone

1 Pet 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

1 Pet 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone[1] which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

1 "STONE": 3037. lithos, lee'-thos; appar. a prim. word; a stone (lit. or fig.):--(mill-, stumbling-) stone.

Some stumble at the Word

1 Pet 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble[1] at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

1 "STUMBLE": 4350. proskopto, pros-kop'-to; from G4314 and G2875; to strike at, i.e. surge against (as water); spec. to stub on, i.e. trip up (lit. or fig.):--beat upon, dash, stumble (at).

Isa 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Luke 4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

The people of God, chosen, and peculiar

1 Pet 2:9 But ye are a chosen[1] generation[2], a royal priesthood, an holy[3] nation, a peculiar[4] people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 "CHOSEN": 1588. eklektos, ek-lek-tos'; from G1586; select; by impl. favorite:--chosen, elect.

2 "GENERATION": 1085. genos, ghen'-os; from G1096; "kin" (abstr. or concr., lit. or fig., indiv. or coll.):--born, country (-man), diversity, generation, kind (-red), nation, offspring, stock.

3 "HOLY": 40. hagios, hag'-ee-os; from hagos (an awful thing) [comp. G53, H2282]; sacred (phys. pure, mor. blameless or religious, cer. consecrated):--(most) holy (one, thing), saint.

4 "PECULIAR": 519. eis, ice; a prim. prep.; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (fig.) purpose (result, etc.); also in adv. phrases:--[abundant-] ly, against, among, as, at, [back-] ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for [intent, purpose], fore, + forth, in (among, at unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-) on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore (-unto), throughout, till, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-) until (-to), . . . ward, [where-] fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (lit. or fig.).

Could this be the United States? A chosen, or favorite country, or people. A royal priesthood? It appears to me that this country spreads more of God's word than any of the others. A holy nation? We even have "IN GOD WE TRUST" written on our currency. Founded on Christian principles. Our laws taken directly from the Bible. In less that 300 years have become the super-power of the entire world. Very peculiar indeed.

1 Pet 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Fleshly lust, (or desires), war against the soul

1 Pet 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts[1], which war against the soul;

1 "LUSTS": 1939. epithumia, ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah; from G1937; a longing (espec. for what is forbidden):--concupiscence, desire, lust (after).

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

In the day of visitation, (or inspection)

1 Pet 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation[1].

1 "VISITATION": 1984. episkope, ep-is-kop-ay'; from G1980; inspection (for relief); by impl. superintendence; spec. the Chr. "episcopate":--the office of a "bishop", bishoprick, visitation.

For God's sake, submit yourselves
to every ordinance of man

1 Pet 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

1 Pet 2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

1 Pet 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish[1] men:

1 "FOOLISH": 878. aphron, af'-rone; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G5424; prop. mindless, i.e. stupid, (by impl.) ignorant, (spec.) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (mor.) unbelieving:--fool (-ish), unwise.

Use your liberty, (or freedom), for the service of God

1 Pet 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

1 Pet 2:17 Honour[1] all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

1 "HONOUR": 5091. timao, tim-ah'-o; from G5093; to prize, i.e. fix a valuation upon; by impl. to revere:--honour, value.

Christ left us an example to follow, His suffering

1 Pet 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward[1].

1 "FROWARD": 4646. skolios, skol-ee-os'; from the base of G4628; warped, i.e. winding; fig. perverse:--crooked, froward, untoward.

1 Pet 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

1 Pet 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

1 Pet 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1 Pet 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 Pet 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

With His stripes we are healed

1 Pet 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Jesus, the Shepherd of our souls

1 Pet 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Husbands and wives and their treatment of each other

1 Pet 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation[1] of the wives;

1 "CONVERSATION": 391. anastrophe, an-as-trof-ay'; from G390; behavior:--conversation.

1 Pet 3:2 While they behold your chaste[1] conversation coupled with fear.

1 "CHASTE": 53. hagnos, hag-nos'; from the same as G40; prop. clean, i.e. (fig.) innocent, modest, perfect:--chaste, clean, pure.

1 Pet 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

1 Pet 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price[1].

1 "PRICE": 4185. poluteles, pol-oo-tel-ace'; from G4183 and G5056; extremely expensive:--costly, very precious, of great price.

1 Pet 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned[1] themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1 "ADORNED": 2885. kosmeo, kos-meh'-o; from G2889; to put in proper order, i.e. decorate (lit. or fig.); spec. to snuff (a wick):--adorn, garnish, trim.

1 Pet 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

1 Pet 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour[1] unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel[2], and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

1 "HONOUR": 5092. time, tee-may'; from G5099; a value, i.e. money paid, or (concr. and collect.) valuables; by anal. esteem (espec. of the highest degree), or the dignity itself:--honour, precious, price, some.

2 "VESSEL": 4632. skeuos, skyoo'-os; of uncert. affin.; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (lit. or fig. [spec. a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]):--goods, sail, stuff, vessel.

Husbands and wives, be of one mind

1 Pet 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh....... I'll add, and one mind.

1 Pet 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing[1]; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

1 "BLESSING": 2129. eulogia, yoo-log-ee'-ah; from the same as G2127; fine speaking, i.e. elegance of language; commendation ("eulogy"), i.e. (reverentially) adoration; religiously, benediction; by impl. consecration; by extens. benefit or largess:--blessing (a matter of) bounty (X -tifully), fair speech.

1 Pet 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

1 Pet 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

1 Pet 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Psa 34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Psa 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psa 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psa 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psa 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psa 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

1 Pet 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

To suffer for righteousness sake is happiness
Be not afraid

1 Pet 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Mat 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

To those that ask, always be ready
to give an answer about
your hope

1 Pet 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

1 Pet 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

It's better to suffer for well doing than for evil

1 Pet 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

Christ, the Just for the unjust

1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Jesus, after His crucifixion, preached to the spirits in prison

1 Pet 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

1 Pet 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Why would Jesus go to those in prison?

Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Jesus Christ, (The Tree Of Life), our salvation, had to be offered to those that had passed on prior to Him defeating death hell and the grave. Till Jesus overcame, there were just animal sacrifices.

Heb 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Heb 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

For ever: It must go backwards in time as well as forwawrd.

Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Again, for ever: For everyone, throughout all time.

Hosea 6:6 (God talking). For I desired mercy, (or love), and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

1 Pet 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Baptism, the answer of a good conscience toward God

1 Pet 3:21 The like figure[1] whereunto even baptism[2] doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

1 "FIGURE": 499. antitupon, an-teet'-oo-pon; neut. of a comp. of G473 and G5179; corresponding ["an titype"], i.e. a representative, counterpart:--(like) figure (whereunto).

5179. tupos, too'-pos; from G5180; a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. a statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler ("type"), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning):--en- (ex-) ample, fashion, figure, form, manner, pattern, print.

2 "BAPTISM": 908. baptisma, bap'-tis-mah; from G907; baptism (techn. or fig.):--baptism.

907. baptizo, bap-tid'-zo; from a der. of G911; to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the N.T.) of ceremonial ablution, espec. (techn.) of the ordinance of Chr. baptism:--baptist, baptize, wash.

911. bapto, bap'-to; a prim. verb; to whelm, i.e. cover wholly with a fluid; in the N.T. only in a qualified or spec. sense, i.e. (lit.) to moisten (a part of one's person), or (by impl.) to stain (as with dye):--dip. .... The word Whelm means to submerge.

Jesus, at the right hand of God

1 Pet 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

A change of mind to live according to the will of God

1 Pet 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1 Pet 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Pet 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

Some will think it strange and speak evil of you

1 Pet 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

1 Pet 4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

Again, Jesus, after His crucifixion, preaching the
Gospel, (or good news), to those that have died before

1 Pet 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

1 Pet 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Sounds like some there accepted Christ, and some didn't

1 Pet 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Love, shall cover a multitude of sins

1 Pet 4:8 And above all things have fervent[1] charity[2] among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 "FERVENT": 1618. ektenes, ek-ten-ace'; from G1614; intent:--without ceasing, fervent.

2 "CHARITY": 26. agape, ag-ah'-pay; from G25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; spec. (plur.) a love-feast:--(feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Prov 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

1 Pet 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging[1].

1 "GRUDGING": 1112. goggusmos, gong-goos-mos'; from G1111; a grumbling:--grudging, murmuring.

Be good stewards of the gifts from God

1 Pet 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Pet 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever[1] and ever. Amen.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Don't regard your testing from God as some strange thing

1 Pet 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

1 Pet 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Pet 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

1 Pet 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

Don't be ashamed for suffering as a Christian

1 Pet 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Judgment begins at the house of God

1 Pet 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Ezek 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Ezek 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

1 Pet 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

Commit the keeping of your soul, to The Faithful Creator

1 Pet 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

To the elders
Peter, an eyewitness to the sufferings of Christ

1 Pet 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

Feed the flock of God

1 Pet 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre[1], but of a ready mind;

1 "LUCRE": 147. aischrokerdos, ahee-skhrok-er-doce'; adv. from G146; sordidly:--for filthy lucre's sake.

146. aischrokerdes, ahee-skhrok-er-dace'; from G150 and kerdos (gain); sordid:--given to (greedy of) filthy lucre.

1 Pet 5:3 Neither as being lords[1] over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

1 "LORDS": 2634. katakurieuo, kat-ak-oo-ree-yoo'-o; from G2596 and G2961; to lord against, i.e. control, subjugate:--exercise dominion over (lordship), be lord over, overcome.

Again, the second coming of Christ

1 Pet 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

To the young

1 Pet 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

In due time

1 Pet 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

1 Pet 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Our adversary, (the devil), is as a roaring lion

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Here, Satan is trying to imitate Jesus, The True Lion of the tribe of Judah.

Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Satan will try to close your eyes so you can't understand the seals.

Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree[1] which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

The word tree in Genesis 3:3 means, the closing of the eyes.

TREE 6086. 'ets, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plur. sticks):-- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.

6095. 'atsah, aw-tsaw'; a prim. root; prop. to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes):--shut.

1 Pet 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions[1] are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 "AFFLICTIONS": 3804. pathema, path'-ay-mah; from a presumed der. of G3806; something undergone, i.e. hardship or pain; subj. an emotion or influence:--affection, affliction, motion, suffering.

The God of all grace
After you have suffered a while

1 Pet 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal[1] glory[2] by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle[3] you.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

2 "GLORY": 1391. doxa, dox'-ah; from the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (lit. or fig., obj. or subj.):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.

3 "SETTLE": 2311. themelioo, them-el-ee-o'-o; from G2310; to lay a basis for, i.e. (lit.) erect, or (fig.) consolidate:--(lay the) found (-ation), ground, settle.

2310. themelios, them-el'-ee-os; from a der. of G5087; something put down, i.e. a substruction (of a building, etc.), (lit. or fig.):--foundation.

1 Pet 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Pet 5:12 By Silvanus[1], a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

1 "SILVANUS": 4610. Silouanos, sil-oo-an-os'; of Lat. or.; "silvan"; Silvanus, a Chr.:--Silvanus. Comp. G4609.

4609. Silas, see'-las; contr. for G4610; Silas, a Chr.:--Silas.

1 Pet 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

1 Pet 5:14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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