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The Apostle Peter's first epistle.

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1 Peter 2:2 textual variations, which is proper?

The NKJV says: “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you ...
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The term “suffering” linked to “devour”? 1 Peter 5:8-11

I’ve heard some say that the Devil cannot devour Christian’s, and others say he attempts to by devouring their faith. There seems to be some dispute on the exegesis of 1 Peter 5:8 and 9. We read: “Be ...
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Who is the subject in 1Pet 2:8? "They stumble at being disobedient to the word..."

They stumble at being disobedient to the word, to which also they were appointed. 1Pet 2:8 The passage is to the church - you yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual ...
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What does "unity of mind" mean in 1 Peter 3:8?

1 Peter 3:8 "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love. a tender heart, and a humble mind". ESV My emphasis. If Christians being of one mind is a question of ...
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How do we reconcile 1 John 5:18 with 1 Peter 5:8-9?

So we can be devoured by the devil to which we also suffer by the devils attacks, but we are also not touched by the devil? Q: How do we reconcile these 2 verses? “We know that no one who is born of ...
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What is the definition or nature of “trial” in 1 Peter 1:6?

Q: What does Peter mean by “trial”, and what is the nature of it? “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living ...
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What is the difference between the ungodly and sinners in 1st Peter 4:18?

I’m not quite sure I understand the difference between the ungodly and the sinner in 1st Peter 4:18. It would seem that they mean the same thing but I feel there must be a difference between the two ...
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What is Peter speaking about in 1 Peter 5:10?

Applying the historical-grammatical method in our exegesis, looking at the Greek text as well, how can I understand what Peter is saying in 1 Peter 5:8-11, specifically verse 10? I have a few ...
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When was Jesus made alive in the spirit? 1 Peter 3:18

1 Peter 3:17-22 (ESV): 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, ...
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Does Peter give an imperative in 1 Peter 2:2?

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted ...
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1 Peter 2:24; Did Peter express the whole Process of Crucifixion in terms of Lashing by whip?

1 Peter 2:24; DRB; 24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. Did Peter express the whole ...
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Why does God oppose the proud but give grace to the humble? 1 Peter 5:5-7; James 4:6-10

1 Peter 5:5-7 (ESV): 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek - "having been born again"? 1 Pet 1:23

1 Pet 1:23 (NDLT, bold highlights word in question) having been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, by the living and abiding word of God Peter uses a word that seems to be used ...
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Why do [1 Peter 2:8 | Romans 9:33] misquote the Greek LXX version of Isaiah 8:14?

Apostles Peter & Paul prefer a different version of [Isaiah 8:14] based on their revision of the Greek LXX. Referencing the Isaiah 8:14 as documented in Septuagint, we read : “καὶ ἐὰν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ ...
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Why does the apostle Peter misquote Isaiah 28:16 in [1 Peter 2:6]?

If the Greek LXX version of Isaiah 28 was studied by Peter, Why does the apostle Peter misquote Isaiah 28:16 in [1 Peter 2:6]? [1 Peter 2:6, LXX] “Ἰδού, [τίθημι ἐν] Σιὼν λίθον [?] ἀκρογωνιαῖον ...
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Does 1 Peter 4:8 mean that some sins are covered over?

Three days ago I was reading 1 Peter 4:8 and I was confused by this verse does it mean that some sins are covered or automatically forgiven? I would greatly appreciate an answer. And above all things ...
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What does it mean for the government to "praise" those who do good (1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:3)?

My question pertains to two passages. The first one, 1 Peter 2:13-14 reads (NKJV), Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to ...
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What saved Noah The Water or the Ark?

1Pe 3:20 BSB who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water. How is water ...
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Is second Peter making two, three or four illustrations in chapter 2?

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a ...
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1 Peter 3:22 If Jesus is God, wouldn't the angels be subject unto him already?

1 Peter 3:21-22 21The 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 God,) by the resurrection of ...
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What does "Blessed" mean in 1 Peter 1:3?

" Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the ressurrection of Jesus Christ from the ...
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What does "new birth" refer to in 1 Peter 1:3?

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead". 1 Peter 1:...
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Is there historical evidence for the persecution in Acts 8:1 where "...a great persecution broke out.. all except the apostles were scattered"

Acts 8:1-3 in the NIV says And Saul approved of their killing him. The Church Persecuted and Scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the ...
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Do Peter's words in 1 Peter 2:24 suggest that 'wound' would be a better word than 'bruise' in Genesis 3:15?

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. [1 Peter 2:24 KJV] All twenty six ...
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Why must Women mimic silent שָׂרַ֣י Sarai, but not the outspoken שָׂרָ֖ה Sarah in [1 Peter 3:1-6]? [closed]

When looking at people who receive new names, it is easy to see when referring to the flesh, the old name is used, but when referring to the promise the new name is used. This is most apparent when ...
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If Peter is released from keeping the Torah [Romans 7:6], Why does 1 Peter 1:14-16 uphold (Leviticus 11:45 & Leviticus 19:2)?

Why does the Apostle Peter add in [1 Peter 1:14-16] that all should be: As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who ...
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1 Peter 3:15 - Collective Plurals or Distributive Plurals?

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 Peter 3:15 KJV] In 1 Peter ...
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In 1 Peter 2:17, who is the king to which he refers, and how, specifically, is he to be honored?

[1 Peter 2:17 NKJV] (17) Honor all [people]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. Might he be referring to Christ as King? Or might he be referring to an obligatory sacrifice to the Caesar/...
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Do the passages in Genesis 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8-9 suggest Satan can manipulate our thoughts?

In these two verse we are told that "sin in crouching at the door" and "the Devil prowls like a roaring lion": Genesis 4:7: "If you do well, will not your countenance be ...
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Is Peter implying that the righteous can lose their salvation in 1 Peter 4:17-18?

1 Peter 4:17-18 (ESV): 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the ...
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Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels?

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19After being made alive, he ...
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Is Peter encouraging believers to train in apologetics in 1 Peter 3:15?

1 Peter 3:15 (ESV): 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with ...
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Is God's foreknowledge (1 Peter 1) compatible with the belief in libertarian free will?

Foreknowledge is mentioned twice in the first chapter of 1 Peter. The first instance is found in 1 Peter 1:1-2 regarding the elect exiles: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect ...
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Did Jesus pre-exist in spiritual form as the "Spirit of Christ" at the time of the prophets according to 1 Peter 1:10-12?

Context: I came up with this question after reading this answer. 1 Peter 1:10-12 (NASB): 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful ...
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Railing accusation(s)?

1 Peter 3:9:  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 2 Peter 2:11: Whereas angels, ...
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1 Peter 4:6a teach to dead people. NIV vs ESV

1 Peter 4:6a New International Version For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead English Standard Version For this is why the gospel was preached even to those ...
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Why does the 'King' or 'Emperor' come last in 1 Peter 2:17?

"Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king." 1 Peter 2:17 NKJV The ordering here is curious: people, brotherhood, God... king/emperor. It almost feels like a ...
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Why was the word "Bishop" used in Titus 1:7 and 1 Peter 2:25 [KJV] instead of "Guardian" (ἐπίσκοπον)?

Why was the word "Bishop" used in Titus 1:7 and 1 Peter 2:25 [KJV] instead of "Guardian" / "Episkopon" (Ἐπίσκοπον)? 1 Peter 2:25 [KJV] [25] "For ye were as sheep ...
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What is the status of the word "because" in 1 Peter 2:8? ESV

"They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do". ESV There are other questions on this site which go into this verse without, I think, quite settling this point: ...
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Is it king or emperor in 1 Peter 2:17?

1 Peter 2:17 NIV Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor [βασιλεύς]. Nero was emporor at the time. Berean Literal Bible Honor everyone: love the ...
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1 Peter 3:21 in Papyrus 72 and Codex Sinaiticus

1 Peter 3:21 I recently noticed that in both Papyrus 72 and Codex Sinaiticus a semicolon appears before baptism. Wouldn’t this move baptism out of the first part of the verse and change the verse ...
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1 Peter 2:3, what is the literal translation of the Greek and Latin text?

1 Peter 2:3 (GNT): εἴπερ ἐγεύσασθε ὅτι χρηστὸς ὁ Κύριος. 1 Peter 2:3 (Latin Vulgate): si gustastis quoniam dulcis Dominus 1 Peter 2:3 (DRB): If so be you have tasted that ...
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1 Peter 4:18, what is the nature of Salvation Work?

1 Peter 4:18 (DRB): And if the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 1 Timothy 4:10 (DRB): For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in ...
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1 Peter 3:22, what are the accurate translations of this verse?

1 Peter 3:22 (DRB): Who is on the right hand of God, swallowing down death, that we might be made heirs of life everlasting: being gone into heaven, the angels and powers and virtues being made ...
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1 Peter 1: 5- "who by God’s power are being guarded through faith "- How the "being guarded" done?

Would this mode - "being guarded"(v5) from the various trials (v6) - be a "norm" for believers until the journey ends? Context: 1 Peter 1:5-6 (ESV) "who "by God’s power are being guarded through ...
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1 Peter 2:11, does Peter mean by (soul) (the spirit)?

1 Peter 2:11 (DRB): Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul, It's clear that the Bible distinguishes between (...
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Translation of 1 Peter 3:21 and baptism

συνειδήσεως ἀγαθῆς ἐπερώτημα εἰς Θεόν Can this phrase from 1 Peter 3:21 be translated as "the request addressed (by God) to a good conscience in God." meaning that God demands baptism from every man ...
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Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth? (1 Peter 1:13)

NASB translation of 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ...
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In 1 Peter 5:8 is "your adversary, the devil" a reference to persecuting Jews in cahoots with Rome?

Peter speaks of a "roaring lion" on the prowl. I don't think anyone thinks that an actual lion is the problem. Nor does the Satan eat humans that I'm aware of. [1Pe 5:8-11 CSB] (8) Be sober-...
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How do the waters of Noah's flood correspond to baptism (1 Peter 3:21)?

In the NIV and the Berean Study Bible (apparently the most literal Bible translation according to its website) versions, 1 Peter 3:21 reads: "and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you ...