Notes on First Peter

From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes


1Pe 1:2

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

1Pe 1:3

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 {c} lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1Pe 1:5

1:5 {2} Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the {d} last time.

1Pe 1:7

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 {e} appearing of Jesus Christ:

1Pe 1:10

1:10 {3} Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:

1Pe 1:12

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 {f} sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

1Pe 1:13

1:13 {4} Wherefore {g} gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and {5} hope {h} to the end for the grace {6} that is to be brought unto you {7} at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1Pe 1:14

1:14 {8} As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1Pe 1:16

1:16 {9} Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1Pe 1:17

1:17 {10} And if ye {i} 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:

1Pe 1:18

1:18 (11) 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;

1Pe 1:20

1:20 {12} Who verily was foreordained before the {k} foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1Pe 1:22

1:22 {13} 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:

1Pe 1:24

1:24 {14} For all {l} flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

1Pe 1:25

1:25 {15} But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

1Pe 2:1

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

1Pe 2:2

2:2 {2} As {a} newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1Pe 2:3

2:3 {3} If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.

1Pe 2:4

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

1Pe 2:5

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

1Pe 2:6

2:6 {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.

1Pe 2:7

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

1Pe 2:9

2:9 {8} But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1Pe 2:11

2:11 {9} Dearly beloved, {10} I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, {11} abstain from fleshly lusts, {12} which war against the soul;

1Pe 2:12

2:12 {13} Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they {14} may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of {b} visitation.

1Pe 2:13

2:13 {15} Submit yourselves to {c} every ordinance of man {16} for the Lord's sake: {17} whether it be to the king, as supreme;

1Pe 2:14

2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him {18} for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

1Pe 2:15

2:15 {19} For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

1Pe 2:17

2:17 {20} {d} Honour all [men]. Love the {e} brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

1Pe 2:18

2:18 {21} Servants, [be] subject to [your] masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

1Pe 2:19

2:19 {22} For this [is] thankworthy, if a man for {f} conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

1Pe 2:21

2:21 {23} For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an {g} example, that ye should follow his steps:

1Pe 2:23

2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but {24} committed [himself] to him {25} that judgeth righteously:

1Pe 2:24

2:24 {26} 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.

1Pe 3:1

3:1 Likewise, {1} ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; {2} that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

1Pe 3:3

3:3 {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;

1Pe 3:4

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

1Pe 3:5

3:5 {4} For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1Pe 3:6

3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are {5} not afraid with any amazement.

1Pe 3:7

3:7 {6} Likewise, ye husbands, {c} dwell with [them] according to {d} knowledge, {7} giving {e} honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker {f} vessel, {8} and as being heirs together of the {g} grace of life; {9} that your prayers be not hindered.

1Pe 3:8

3:8 {10} Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:

1Pe 3:9

3:9 {11} Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; {12} knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

1Pe 3:10

3:10 {13} For he that will love life, and {h} see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

1Pe 3:12

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

1Pe 3:13

3:13 {14} And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

1Pe 3:14

3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye]: {15} and be not afraid of their {k} terror, neither be troubled;

1Pe 3:15

3:15 But {l} sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: {16} 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:

1Pe 3:17

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

1Pe 3:18

3:18 {18} For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, {19} the just for the unjust, {20} that he might bring us to God, {21} being put to death in the {m} flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1Pe 3:19

3:19 {22} By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

1Pe 3:20

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

1Pe 3:21

3:21 {23} The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward {p} God,) {24} by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

1Pe 4:1

4:1 Forasmuch {1} 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;

1Pe 4:2

4:2 That he no longer should live the {a} rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1Pe 4:3

4:3 {2} For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the {b} will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

1Pe 4:4

4:4 {3} Wherein they think it {c} strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

1Pe 4:6

4:6 {4} 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.

1Pe 4:7

4:7 {5} But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1Pe 4:8

4:8 {6} And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1Pe 4:9

4:9 {7} Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

1Pe 4:10

4:10 {8} As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, {9} as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1Pe 4:11

4:11 {10} 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 and ever. Amen.

1Pe 4:12

4:12 {11} Beloved, think it not {d} strange {12} concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

1Pe 4:13

4:13 {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.

1Pe 4:14

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

1Pe 4:15

4:15 {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.

1Pe 4:17

4:17 {16} For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and {17} if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?

1Pe 4:19

4:19 {18} 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.

1Pe 5:1

5:1 The {1} elders which are among you {2} 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:

1Pe 5:2

5:2 {3} {a} Feed the {4} flock of God which is {5} among you, {6} taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

1Pe 5:3

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

1Pe 5:4

5:4 {7} And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1Pe 5:5

5:5 {8} Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: {9} for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1Pe 5:6

5:6 Humble yourselves therefore {10} under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

1Pe 5:8

5:8 {11} Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1Pe 5:9

5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, {12} knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your {c} brethren that are in the world.

1Pe 5:10

5:10 {13} But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].

1Pe 5:12

5:12 {14} By Silvanus, 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.

1Pe 5:13

5:13 {15} The [church that is] at {d} Babylon, elected together with [you], saluteth you; and [so doth] Marcus my son.


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