Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Jak 1:1 - James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Elect according to the foreknowledge 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.
Heb 12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Rim 1:7 - To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Kor 1:3 - Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Gal 1:3 - Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ef 1:2 - Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Pt 1:2 - Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Júd 1:2 - Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
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,
2Kor 1:3 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Ef 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Rim 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jak 1:18 - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
1Kor 15:20 - But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
Kol 1:5 - For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
2Tim 1:12 - For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
Rim 5:3 - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Jak 1:2 - My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Heb 10:37 - For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
1Pt 5:10 - 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.
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:
Iz 48:10 - Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
1Kor 3:13 - Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
Jak 1:3 - Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
1Pt 4:12 - Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
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:
Jn 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.
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
Gn 49:10 - The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Dan 2:44 - And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Ag 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.
Za 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:
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.
Dan 9:24 - Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Ž 22:6 - But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Iz 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.
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.
Sk 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Ef 3:10 - To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Lk 12:35 - Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Ef 6:14 - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Lk 1:75 - In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Lv 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.
Lv 19:2 - Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
Lv 20:7 - Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
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:
Dt 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:
2Krn 19:7 - Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
Jób 34:19 - How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
Sk 10:34 - Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Rim 2:11 - For there is no respect of persons with God.
Gal 2:6 - But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
Ef 6:9 - And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Kol 3:25 - But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
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;
1Kor 6:20 - For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1Kor 7:23 - Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Sk 20:28 - Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Heb 9:12 - Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Zjv 1:5 - And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Rim 16:25 - Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Ef 1:9 - Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ef 3:9 - And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Kol 1:26 - Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
2Tim 1:9 - Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Tít 1:2 - In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
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.
Sk 2:33 - Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Flp 2:9 - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
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:
Rim 12:10 - Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Ef 4:3 - Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Heb 13:1 - Let brotherly love continue.
1Pt 2:17 - Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Jak 1:18 - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
1Jn 3:9 - Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
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:
Iz 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:
1Kor 7:31 - And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Jak 1:10 - But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
Jak 4:14 - Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
1Jn 2:17 - And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.