1 Peter 1:8

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom hauing not seene, yee loue, in whom though now ye see him not, yet beleeuing, ye reioyce with ioy vnspeakeable, and full of glory,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory:
- Basic English Bible

whom, having not seen, ye love; on whom [though] not now looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with [the] glory,
- Darby Bible

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:
- Webster's Bible

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,
- Weymouth Bible

whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don't see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory--
- World English Bible

Whom whanne ye han not seyn, ye louen; in to whom also now ye not seynge, bileuen; but ye that bileuen schulen haue ioye, and gladnesse that may not be teld out,
- Wycliffe Bible

whom, not having seen, ye love, in whom, now not seeing and believing, ye are glad with joy unspeakable and glorified,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:8


1:8 Having not seen - In the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:8


1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen ye love. Jesus Christ. In whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing. Though not having seen Christ, they knew him by faith. Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Because they believe upon him whom they have not seen they are filled with the unspeakable joy of a glorious hope.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Wayne
    GREAT!!! Each christian is on a different level of development. Thats great you are hearing the Word as given to us. GOD BLESS YOU as we walk this world in the Lord!
  • Judith I
    Their are many paths to understanding the Journey of life as there are many verses in Scripture to the understanding of the word of God; however the first step does not begin in forsaking.Seek, knock, ask and the door shall be opened unto you; for those who seek God so shall they find him through Christ Our Lord and Savior the Good Shepherd.
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.
  • James Robertson
    I am doing a study group in the book of 1st peter
  • Lilian
    Our God will loive and we shall live also, what a promising word from God. Thanks to Jesus for the precious blood that shed for us we are now redeemed and pardoned by the blood of Jesus our sins are forgiven and washes away by his blood. Thank you Jesus for the blood and praised you Lord our Savior for you are worthy to be praised. No other Jehovah Jireh, Shalom and Rapha. I trust you Lord forever
  • Asmond Allen
    The marvelous wisdom of mankind given by God the Father to Jesus Christ,how shall we escape if we neglect, such great salvation.this network is doing a marvelous job which is,but as for me I must entertain strangers and I will I be entertained angels,do good to all men.