The apostle Peter writing (God speaking via scripture...The Word) to
the mostly gentile believers toward Rome (who were undergoing widespread questioning and
persecution) about how to face the hard times. Does this actually mean those elected for salvation
or, among those elected for salvation, He foreknew who would be obedient and
Wycliffe Bible of
1384: 1 Petre, apostle of Jhesu
Crist, to the chosun men, to the comelingis of scateryng abrood, of Ponte, of Galathie, of
2 of Asye, and of Bitynye,
bi the `bifor knowyng of God, the fadir, in halewyng of spirit, bi obedience, and springyng of the
blood of Jhesu Crist, grace and pees be multiplied to you....
9 and ye schulen be
glorified, and haue the ende of youre feith, the helthe of youre soulis.
King James Bible
of 1611: 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to
the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 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....
9 Receiving the end of your
faith, even the salvation of your souls.
NAS Bible of
1960: 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus
Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and
Bithynia, who are chosen
2 according to
the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ
and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure....
9 obtaining as the
outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
NIV Bible 1973-78:
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's
elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and
2 who have been
chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the
Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in
9 for you are receiving the
goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
check out the Highest
(posted 12 January 2004)