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1 Peter 1

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Book  First Epistle of Peter
Category  General epistles
Order in the Bible part  21
1 Peter 1
Bible part  Page shown right side is from 2 Peter 1 not 1 Peter 1

1 Peter 1 is the first chapter of the First Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The author identifies himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle.



The original text is written in Koine Greek. This chapter is divided into 25 verses. Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:

  • Papyrus 72 (3rd/4rd century)
  • Papyrus 125 (3rd/4rd century; extant: verses 23-25)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 3-25)
  • Papyrus 74 (7th century; extant: verses 1-2,7-8,13,19-20,25)
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 1 Peter 1:1-2, Greeting to the Elect Pilgrims
  • 1 Peter 1:3-12, A Heavenly Inheritance
  • 1 Peter 1:13-21, Living Before God Our Father
  • 1 Peter 1:22-25, The Enduring Word
  • Verse 1

    New King James Version

    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

    Verse 16

    New King James Version

    because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

    Citing: Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; 20:7

    Cross references

  • 1 Peter 1:24-25: Isaiah 40:6–8
  • References

    1 Peter 1 Wikipedia